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Firefighters rescue hedgehog stuck down pipe

Crews used shovels to remove the soil around the pipe.
Crews used shovels to remove the soil around the pipe.

Firefighters have rescued a hedgehog that had become trapped down a plastic pipe.

Four firefighters from Washington were called to the Coach Road Estate in Washington at 6.22pm on Thursday to help free the little animal that was stuck 4ft down a vertical plastic pipe.

The crew used shovels and hand tools to remove the soil around the pipe to access the hedgehog.

The creature was then placed in the care of a RSPCA rescue officer who took it to Sunderland Rescue Centre.

Firefighters rescuing the little hedgehog in Washington.

Firefighters rescuing the little hedgehog in Washington.

Firefighters have rescued a hedgehog that had become stuck down a pipe.

Firefighters have rescued a hedgehog that had become stuck down a pipe.