Four kittens have been found dumped by bin workers as they emptied bins along the A180 layby in North East Lincolnshire.

The crew heard lots of loud squeaks and noises coming from one of the bins this morning (Thursday 28 May) at around 10am.

The council says the kittens, believed to be no more than 24-hours-old, were found inside a plastic carrier bag inside one of the bins near to the A160 Killingholme turn-off.

They were collected by Cuddles Cat Rescue shortly after the bin crew made the call.

Credit: North East Lincolnshire Council

“This is just another example of the work our bin crews and street cleansing teams do.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport