A FAMILY of ducks caused "traffic chaos" in Stourport on Tuesday afternoon by waddling their way down a busy road.

Seven ducklings followed their mother down York Street just after 4pm on April 9 - creating a traffic jam in their wake.

Mark Gallett, director of Alarm 2000, which captured the scenes on CCTV, said: "I was in the office and heard some quacking - which isn't a noise you would expect from a one-way street.

"Our cameras look all around our property so I had a look and saw the ducks strolling down the road with all the traffic behind them. There were 20-odd cars completely stationary!

"It was nice to see how many people stopped to help. A couple stopped to usher them across the road and the ducks carried on their merry way towards the river."

The firm posted the photos on Facebook, saying: "Traffic chaos outside the office this afternoon!

"We see some interesting goings on in Stourport from our CCTV and I have to say Stourport has some very talented dancers strutting their stuff at our window on a Friday and Saturday night.

"But at 4.41pm today, mummy duck and her little ducklings waddled past halting traffic in York Street for a few minutes.

"They all crossed safely and were last seen heading towards the River Severn.

"How lucky we are to live and work where we do."