Five sheep rescued from Newmillerdam rooftop

Five sheep had to be rescued from a rooftop in West Yorkshire after leaping across a gap from a neighbouring field.

Fireman Damian Cameron was called to Barnsley Road in Newmillerdam, near Wakefield, on Tuesday after the animals became stuck.

Technical rescue officer Mr Cameron and a local landowner erected a makeshift bridge to help the sheep to safety.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said one woolly jumper had leapt the void and the others had followed.

In a tweet, the brigade added that it "wasn't quite the night on the tiles those sheep were hoping for".