A FAMILY of ducks were kept away from the perils of a busy city centre road yesterday as people living in the Hereford street tried to keep them back.

Karen Friedman was on her way home yesterday (Tuesday) when she spotted mother duck waddling down Oxford Street in the city, heading towards Whitecross Road.

She said she spotted the birds at around 2pm, but only had time to take a quick photo on her phone as mother duck had a pretty fast walking pace.