FIREFIGHTERS helped release a magpie, which was stuck behind a cupboard in Marlow.

One appliance and crew from High Wycombe attended a house in Bisham Road yesterday morning at 8.39am to give assistance to the RSPCA.

RSPCA spokesman, Sara Howlett, said: "When our inspector arrived at the scene the fire service was already in attendance and were in the process of freeing the trapped magpie.

"The bird was stuck in a small gap about six inches wide between a wall and a cupboard. After attempting to catch the bird using a net, a hole was cut in to the cupboard which the bird then climbed out of, successfully released and he flew away."