A deer was rescued from a tight squeeze after being found trapped between two walls.
Firefighters and the RSPCA leapt into action after a member of the public spotted the animal wedged in the small gap in Draymans Walk surrounded by discarded rubbish.
RSPCA animal collection officer Grace Mead was able to free the deer from a 30cm-wide gap between a two-metre high brick wall and a brick-built bin store.
A dog catcher pole was used to help the deer out before it released itself and ran off.
Ms Mead said: “The deer was trapped in a very small space between two brick walls next to a bin store.
“We initially didn’t think he was able to move or turn around to set himself free and thought we’d have to remove the breeze blocks. But thankfully we were able to free him uninjured by coaxing him back out.
“It was great to see him run off freely back to where he belongs.
“We’ve since spoken to the council who intend to block up the gap to stop any other animals getting trapped and to stop the fire risk from the rubbish building up.”
Incident commander Neil Priestley said: “The deer had been stuck all morning and had become very tired and distressed.
“We attended a wide range of animal rescues and are used to working closely with the RSPCA.
“On this occasion we used equipment normally used for water rescues and rescues from height to free the animal.
“I have no idea how the animal got in there, but it was great outcome to see the deer released without injury.”