Watch moment community protection officer stops traffic to escort family of ducks across busy road

This is the heart-warming moment a community protection officer was captured on camera safely escorting a family of ducks across a busy road in Nottinghamshire.

Will Neave leapt into action when he spotted the mother mallard and her ducklings precariously close to tram tracks in Nottingham city centre.

Community Protection Officer Will Neave stopped traffic so the ducks could get across the road

Community Protection Officer Will Neave stopped traffic so the ducks could get across the road

The caring officer can be seen stopping traffic on Weekday Cross and using his hat to usher the birds safely across the road on Saturday.

Kind-hearted Will then continued to lead the birds to a nearby canal as they searched for water over the scorching weekend.

Nottingham City Council worker Will wrote on Facebook: “I’m glad to report that I managed to get those ducks from the city centre to the canal!

“Thank you all for your kind comments, this was the highlight of my day and one hell of a mission.”

He then escorted the ducks to a nearby canal

He then escorted the ducks to a nearby canal

The touching moment was captured by passer-by Tom Walters, who said: "The ducks came through a crowd listening to music and then went towards the road and trams.

"We thought 'Oh no! They'll get hit' but this officer appeared and guided them across the road.

"We were told he had got them through the city centre and its great someone would take such good care."

Richard Antcliff, head of city centre management and regulations at Nottingham City Council, tweeted: “He’s a Community Protection Officer doing a fine job there.”