Firefighters were unable to coax a little kitten down from a tree in churchyard.

Crew from Hove Fire Station attempted to bring down the kitten from a tree in the churchyard of Holy Trinity Church in Blatchington Road, Hove at 7.30pm last night.

Firefighters said the cat had been up the tree for several days and its owner had not been traced.

After an hour and with the light fading, firefighters called off the rescue but said they would be returning tonight.