A FRIGHTENED kitten was rescued after 24 hours stuck up a tree in Oxford.

Firefighters from Slade Road and Kidlington were called to rescue a young kitten who had been stuck at the top of a large Willow tree on Friday.

Using working at height equipment the team climbed the tree to rescue the black and white tabby and bring him safely back down to the ground.

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In a post on Facebook Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service commented: "Incidents like this we do not normally attend as a matter of course unless requested by the RSPCA or the animal has been stuck for a long period of time."

The kitten was then pictured with his rescuers.