FIREFIGHTERS responded to an animal rescue call by the RSPCA on Monday, August 6.

One fire engine, from Middlewich, attended the scene in Booth Lane and the animal rescue unit from Lymm.

Shortly after 7pm firefighters were called by the RSPCA who requested assistance with the rescue of an injured seagull on the Trent and Mersey canal.

Crews attended the scene and used a water sledge to reach the bird, it was then passed to the care of the RSPCA.

The team were detained at the scene for approximately 10 minutes.