Warning over 'pointless and lazy littering' after hedgehog trapped in paper cup

Police have issued a warning about the danger of litter to wildlife after an incident in Lancashire.

By Tony Durkin
Sunday, 14th June 2020, 11:50 am
The hedgehog trapped in the paper cup. Picture: Garstang and Over Wyre Police
The hedgehog trapped in the paper cup. Picture: Garstang and Over Wyre Police

While out on patrol, officers from Garstang and Over Wyre Police spotted a hedgehog in the middle of the road with its head completely stuck within a plastic cup.

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They quickly tended to the creature, removing the lid from around its head and neck, after which it scurried off into the undergrowth.

A police spokesman said: "Littering is pointless and lazy and can affect the wildlife and countryside.

"Please dispose of your rubbish in a public bin or the bin at home as doing this will create a cleaner planet."