A prized racing pigeon that had gone missing has been rescued by theatre staff in Doncaster.
The bird was found outside the Cast Theatre stage door on Monday night.
Following a performance of The Lady Vanishes, bar staff noticed the pigeon in a distressed state.
The bar team set to work on a make-shift home for their new feathered friend, furnished with water, blankets and oats.
Upon closer inspection the rescuers saw a tag on the bird’s leg and managed to track down its owner only to discover it was a prized racing pigeon that had got lost on its voyage from Ipswich.
One of the bar staff offered to look after the creature who they have named Perry the Pigeon.