A cat had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck on a roof and being attacked by birds.

The animal was rescued this morning (Monday, August 14) having been on the roof of the house in Ledbury since the previous morning.

A fire service spokesman said: “Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was called out to the rescue of a small animal in Ledbury at 8.17am today.

“One Ledbury Fire Station crew attended a semi-detached house on Oakland Drive after a report of a cat which had been on a roof since the previous morning and was being attacked by birds.

“They used a triple extension and nine-metre ladder to rescue the cat safely and left the scene at 9.36am.”