A bird that was stuck in a supermarket for days has been rescued.

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service sent a team of four to Asda in Eastbourne on Thursday to rescue the gull.

It had been flying around the store for several days and had started to become tired.

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A spokesman for the rescue charity said: "It was clear the bird was getting tired and rescuers managed catch it after it became caught on a wire from a hanging sign.

"Luckily rescuers were close at hand and supported the bird between two net heads till a ladder arrived to bring the gull down to safety."

The gull was taken to the charity's rescue centre in Lewes where it was given food and fresh water to help it recover.

When it is back to full health it will be released back outside the supermarket where it came from.