Monkey spotted on Derbyshire road

A golden monkey.
A golden monkey.

A golden monkey has been spotted sitting on a wall at the side of a Derbyshire road.

Concerned reader Jenny Stanway was driving along Ripley Road in Sawmills at about 7.45pm on Friday when she saw the animal.

She said the long, golden-haired monkey - which was perched on a wall near a farm in the area - looked 'quite big'.

Jenny is concerned the animal may have escaped from somewhere.

She said: "It's a shame for it to be out there.

"I hope it's OK and returns to wherever it should be soon."

She added: "It was quite big and looked quite young. I had to laugh when I saw it.

"I phoned the police and they said they had received reports of missing cats and dogs - even a cow - but not a monkey like this one.

"A few weeks ago I read a newspaper report about a lady who'd lost her monkey.

"I wonder if it's the same one?"

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