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Dogs rescued in cliff-top drama

Car over cliff     Picture courtesy of Russ Groves
Two dogs were left in a car dangling over a cliff

Two dogs have been rescued from a car hanging off a cliff-top with a 100ft (30m) drop over the Norfolk coast.

The rear wheels of the car were left dangling over the edge of Scratby cliffs, near Great Yarmouth, after its driver crashed on Wednesday morning.

The female driver was able to escape unhurt and raised the alarm as her two dogs were trapped on the rear seat.

Firefighters used winch pulleys to drag the car back from the edge of the cliff and rescued the dogs who were unharmed.

Sgt Caroline Adams, of Norfolk Police, said: "Our main concern was the welfare of the female driver and the dogs within the car.

"Thankfully they were all rescued unhurt, albeit rather traumatised by their experience.

"This was a very successful outcome to an incident that had the potential to have ended very differently."

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