Wycombe MP Steve Baker met an unexpected constituent in Bucks late on Friday night - a kangaroo, or more likely a wallaby.

As Britain prepared to vote on hopping out of the EU on Saturday, Mr Baker, who is chairman of the pro-Brexit European Research Group, tweeted video of a lost and lonely looking marsupial at around 10.30pm on Friday.

He accompanied the video with the caption: "It has been a strange day".

Asked on Twitter if he had suddenly flown to Australia, Mr Baker replied "It's a loose one in Bucks."


Another reply said: "Perhaps it's hopping mad at Boris Johnson's (Brexit) deal."

Mr Baker's fellow Tory, Cllr Gary Stevens asked "Has Skippy come to the rescue, Steve? Is the Commonwealth trying to say something, Skip?"

The assumption the loose marsupial was a kangaroo might have been incorrect, however, with one keen-eyed respondent tweeting "Alright, calm down, it's only a Wycombe Wandering Wallaby."

There have been a number of sightings of loose animals in Bucks over the years, including coatis, wallabies and capybaras, with many of them coming from Lady Judith McAlpine's wild animal collection at the Fawley Hill estate.

There have also been sporadic sightings of kangaroos and wallabies in Britain over the years.

There was a colony of red-necked-wallabies in the Peak District in the 1950s and early 1960s whose population reached around 50.

Many of them died during the severe winter of 1962-1963, and they are thought to have died out in the late 1990s.

Thames Valley Police officers said they had no reports of a missing kangaroo or wallaby on Friday.