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Did you see the bird of prey being rescued in Ipswich town centre today?

PUBLISHED: 13:33 12 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:45 12 May 2017

Firefighters rescue Harris Hawk which got caught in netting outside Lloyds Bank in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT

Firefighters rescue Harris Hawk which got caught in netting outside Lloyds Bank in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT

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Fire crews have been called to rescue a bird of prey which had become entangled in window netting in the Cornhill in Ipswich.

Emergency services were called to help the bird, believed to be a Harris Hawk, just after 12pm today.

More than a hundred shoppers craned their necks to catch a glimpse of the huge bird, which had become trapped in netting on a second floor window of Lloyds bank.

Three fire engines, one from Princes Street and the other from Ipswich East, used an aerial appliance to get to the bird and help untangle it.

They managed to help the bird escape and it flew off at around 12.50pm.

Firefighters rescue Harris Hawk which got caught in netting outside Lloyds Bank in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANTFirefighters rescue Harris Hawk which got caught in netting outside Lloyds Bank in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT

The crowds cheered as the bird made its escape.

A spokeswoman for the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “The bird of prey self-rescued with the involvement of the fire service.

“The bird had become trapped in some netting.

“It is believed to be a Harris Hawk.”


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