Ducklings rescued in Peterborough drain drama

Ducklings after being rescued from a drain
Image caption The ducklings were scooped out of the drain and released back into the wild

Ten ducklings had to be rescued after becoming trapped in a drain on a busy Peterborough road.

Firefighters and police officers were involved in the rescue on Rivergate, close to the police station, shortly after 20:00 BST on Sunday.

The mucky ducklings were scooped out of the water using a jug and put in a box.

A Cambridgeshire Fire Service spokesman said all the birds were fine and were released "to a safe location in the wild".

Image caption Police from the nearby station alerted the fire service to the ducklings' plight
Image caption Officers used a jug to scoop the birds out of the mucky water

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