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Police rescue owl from A64 roadside

Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police in York have have saved the life of a stranded owl.

The owl was found on lane 2 of the A64, before being rescued by North Yorkshire police officers.

The bird of prey was then given a medical check-up at the Minster Veterinary Centre before being sent to recover at the York Bird of Prey Centre.


Four dogs killed in County Durham kennels fire

At least four dogs have died, and a woman has received minor burns, after a fire in County Durham.

The woman was taken to hospital with burns to her hands, after she tried to rescue the dogs from kennels in a burning shed.

The incident happened at around 1125 this morning on High Jobs Hill in Crook.

Andy Bruce, Group Manager of County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, said the shed was "heavily engulfed in flames", and the woman was "very, very distressed" as she was treated by the ambulance service and taken to hospital.

He said that four dogs were seen to have died - and more may be found.

The fire was quickly put out, and an investigation into what caused it is due to take place tomorrow.


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