A STREET had to close while emergency services rescued a seagull trapped on top of a three storey building. 

The bird had caught its wing in an aerial cable connected to the top of resident Livvy Birnie's house in Queens Park Road on Wednesday evening. 

Footage of the bird taken shows it flapping its wings and frantically trying to escape. 

The East Sussex Fire and Rescue service were called and came to the rescue at about 8pm. 

The Argus:

They managed to release it and, although injured, it was kept safely overnight in the hands of Ms Birnie.

She said: "After the fire brigade got him down his wing was very injured.

"The RSPCA came yesterday morning to get him.

"He was quite bad but they were hopeful."

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A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 8pm Brighton firefighters carried

out an animal rescue on Queens Park Road, Brighton.  

"Firefighters used an Aerial Ladder Platform to release a seagull trapped on a roof."