A scared young woman locked herself in her room and dialled 999 after hearing noises upstairs in her Worstead home yesterday.

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But when police swiftly arrived and searched the house, they found that the intruder was a trapped bird.

A police spokesman said: “The ‘suspect’ turned out to be a blue tit frantically flying into the bedroom window so, unusually, the officer assisted in the suspect’s escape, much to the relief of the young lady.”

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