Kitten rescued from car engine

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News story

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a tiny kitten which had become trapped inside a car’s engine.

Crews were called to an address on Beavers Way in Skelmersdale just after 10am on Saturday.

They found the tortoiseshell kitten, which was about 10 weeks old, had crawled into the engine block of a people carrier parked on its owners’ drive.

The tiny creature had been attracted to the car by the warmth from under the bonnet but become trapped in between the engine and the wheel arch.

The crew from Skelmersdale fire station extricated the cat, which was unhurt, in an operation which lasted around an hour in total.

Station manager Kevin Wilkie from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The cat had obviously crawled into the engine block for the warmth and got stuck. The owners heard it miaowing and called us.

“It was a bit fiddly to rescue it but we managed to release it without any harm.”