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Fire crew rescues trapped hedgehog

PUBLISHED: 16:03 08 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:03 08 April 2019

Firefighters were alerted about 9am on Sunday, April 7 to attend an animal rescue on The Fairway in Lowestoft - after a hedgehog had fallen into a 5ft deep hole. Picture: Google Images

Firefighters were alerted about 9am on Sunday, April 7 to attend an animal rescue on The Fairway in Lowestoft - after a hedgehog had fallen into a 5ft deep hole. Picture: Google Images

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A hedgehog had to be rescued after becoming trapped as it fell into a 5ft hole.

A crew from Lowestoft South fire station managed to quickly retrieve the prickly creature after it was spotted in “a 5ft deep hole” in the town.

Firefighters were alerted about 9am on Sunday, April 7 to attend an animal rescue on The Fairway in Lowestoft.

After the RSPCA were informed, the firefighters attended the scene close to Denton Drive at 9.06am.

And within four minutes the fire crew had rescued the hedgehog, with the animal subsequently “released back into the wild.”

A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the crew from Lowestoft South fire station attended after the hedgehog “had fallen into a 5ft deep hole.”

The spokesman added: “RSPCA informed and one crew from Lowestoft attended at 9.06am.

“By 9.10am the hedgehog had been rescued by fire service and released back into the wild.”

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