A DEER was rescued by firefighters and the Scottish SPCA after it became trapped between fences near Dunbar Fire Station.

A call was made to help the animal on Saturday at 4.40pm, with a team of firefighters from East Linton assisting the animal charity on Countess Road.

Paul Anderson, Scottish SPCA chief inspector, said: “We were called out on Saturday to attend to a deer trapped between fencing in the Dunbar area.

“With support from the local Fire and Rescue Service we were able to encourage the deer to exit the enclosed area and move further away from the railway line.

“Urban deer are now a common feature in many of our towns and cities as we continue to expand urban boundaries into rural areas.

“We are grateful for the support from the fire and rescue team who attended.

“If you have any concerns about a wild animal, please call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”