Rescuers called to help free pigeon trapped in netting at Ipswich bank

Pigeon being rescued from the netting above the Lloyds bank on Tavern Street. Picture: IZZY MAGYAR

Pigeon being rescued from the netting above the Lloyds bank on Tavern Street. Picture: IZZY MAGYAR - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were given the unusual task of rescuing a pigeon stuck in netting above the entrance to a bank in Ipswich.

Pigeon being rescued from the netting above the Lloyds bank on Tavern Street. Picture: IZZY MAGYAR

Pigeon being rescued from the netting above the Lloyds bank on Tavern Street. Picture: IZZY MAGYAR - Credit: Archant

A crew of firefighters from Princes Street station attended the Cornhill branch of Lloyds Bank, in Ipswich town centre, after being called just after 3pm on Saturday afternoon. The RSPCA was also called in to help free the bird.

A small crowd gathered outside the building, at the corner of Tavern Street and Lloyds Avenue, as rescuers attempted to encourage the bird to free itself from the netting.

One firefighter took up a position on a first floor balcony, directly below the netting, while a colleague climbed to the second floor and leant out of a window to reach the bird – first by hand, and then with a piece of wood.

It is not clear how the pigeons got trapped in the netting, which is used as an exclusion device to protect buildings.

Pigeon being rescued from the netting above the Lloyds bank on Tavern Street. Picture: IZZY MAGYAR

Pigeon being rescued from the netting above the Lloyds bank on Tavern Street. Picture: IZZY MAGYAR - Credit: Archant

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