FIREFIGHTERS rescued a hedgehog from a drain in Croft last night.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Mustard Lane shortly after 7pm yesterday, Tuesday, having initially received reports that a dog was stuck in the drain.

A fire engine and a rope rescue unit were sent to the scene, with crews opening the drain to discover that a hedgehog was stuck.

The creature was then safely freed before being handed over to Lowton Hedgehog Rescue.

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