Crow trapped near the top of three-storey building

Firefighters from Saffron Walden and Chelmsford rescued a crow from netting on Sunday, February 6

Firefighters from Saffron Walden and Chelmsford rescued a crow from netting on Sunday, February 6 - Credit: Steve Kidman

King Street in Saffron Walden was briefly closed as firefighters rescued a crow caught in netting on the roof of a three-storey building.

Firefighters from Saffron Walden called in colleagues from Chelmsford, who used a cherry picker to untangle the crow on Sunday, February 6. 

An Ariel Ladder Platform from Chelmsford on King Street, Saffron Walden

The Ariel Ladder Platform, commonly called a cherry picker, was called in from Chelmsford - Credit: Steve Kidman

An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Firefighters were called at 11am to King Street after reports an animal was trapped.

"Crews confirmed on arrival that a crow was trapped in the roof area of a three-storey building.

"In order to release the animal safely and ensure no-one was put at risk, the road was briefly closed while firefighters worked at height."

After what some might call a "rookie" error, the crow was left in the hands of the RSPCA.

RSPCA and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service vehicles on King Street, Saffron Walden

The RSPCA and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene - Credit: Steve Kidman