Three fire engines sent to rescue trapped seagull in Norwich

Three fire engines were sent to rescue a seagull stuck in a tree in Norwich yesterday afternoon.

The distressed bird had got trapped in twigs in a tree near Norwich Market in Gentleman's Walk.

The RSPCA alerted Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service just after 3pm yesterday (Wednesday). Firefighters used an aerial platform ladder to free the bird.

The seagull was taken into the care of the RSPCA.

Stefan Rider, incident commander, said: 'We sent one fire engine out then because of the location and for safety, we had to call out the aerial platform ladder. The third fire engine is for the remainder of the crew to support the aerial platform ladder.

'We share funding with the RSPCA and have an agreement that they will only call us if they are confident that an animal needs our assistance.'

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