RSPCA staff rescue stranded pigeon from hotel roof
A STREET was closed off as firefighters and RSPCA staff rescued a stranded seagull from Liverpool's Marriott hotel.
Traffic was blocked on St John's Lane after the fire service was called in by the animal welfare charity to help free the bird from a lightning rod on the hotel roof.
Firefighters were called just before 10.15am today and two fire engines were sent to the scene.
One was equipped with a ladder which was used to help trap the seagull and then release it.
A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said the operation took more than an hour, and the seagull was unharmed.
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