Firefighters called to rescue seagull stuck on roof near Aberdeen shopping centre

Firefighters were called to rescue a trapped seagull in Aberdeen after being contacted by an animal charity.

The Scottish SPCA contacted the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service after a seagull became trapped in netting in a roof on Palmerston Road, near Union Square.

The incident occurred at 10.17am this morning.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “We rescued a seagull that was stuck in a roof netting on Palmerston Road.

“The call for assistance came from the SSPCA.

“One appliance and a height vehicle was sent, and seven firefighters attended.”

Scottish SPCA Senior Animal Rescue Officer Karen Hogg said, “We were alerted to a gull trapped underneath netting on the roof of a building at in Aberdeen.

“We will be looking into this further and our investigation is currently ongoing.

“The bird will be taken to our centre in Inverness to be treated for a few scratches and stress before being released back into the wild.”