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Seal pup rescued after being found 2km from water in Lincolnshire field

The pup will be released back in to the wild after it has recovered Credit: RSPCA

A seal pup was rescued by the RSPCA after being found stranded with a stick through its eye about 2km from the sea.

A couple were walking their dog at Freiston Shore Nature Reserve, on the salt marshes near Boston, when they came across the animal and called the charity.

He is now being cared for at the RSPCA's East Winch Wildlife Centre, in Norfolk. Once he has recovered he will be released into the wild.

Hooligan bar and snake eye camera used to rescue kittens stuck in wall in Cleethorpes

Firefighters have rescued two kittens stuck in cavity wall in Cleethorpes. They located the animals using a snake-eye camera and used a range of tools, including a disc cutter, hooligan bar and angle grinder, to free them. The kittens were unharmed.

Four legged police recruits start training

Brothers in paws, Mac and Olly Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Four new police recruits will be working together across four forces, including Lincolnshire.

The East Midlands Operational Support Service has recruited four new trainee police puppies called Riggs, Lionel, Olly and Mac.

Olly, an 11-week-old German Shepherd will be based in Lincolnshire and his brother, Mac, in Northamptonshire. Riggs and Lionel, who are 18 week old Dutch Herders, will be based in Nottinghamshire. They will, however, work across all four forces of the EMOS collaboration during their working career.

They are all general purpose police dogs who will be trained to work in a variety of conditions including searching for suspects or missing people, locating dropped or hidden objects and chasing suspects and detaining them.

Meet the team Credit: Lincolnshire Police


S...s...s...slippery call-out for firefighters

Firefighters in Gainsborough were called out to deal with a slippery character.... Billy the boa constrictor had got himself into a tight squeeze, and was trapped inside a wall-mounted gas fire. But with a little coaxing and tugging he was eventually freed and reunited with his family.

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