Police in Chesham responded to reports of a snake on the loose this morning - and found a dead grass snake.

Police were called to Gladstone Road sometime before 9am on Wednesday morning amid reports of a snake in the road.

Officers reported the snake to Chiltern District Council and the RSPCA.

Sadly the reptile was dead - and was later disposed of by a member of the Chiltern District Council waste team.

Grass snakes are commonly found across the UK and are non-venomous.