A LAMB has been rescued from an almost inaccessible beach at the foot of the Little Orme cliffs by Llandudno's inshore lifeboat crew.

A lifeboat spokesman said: “The crew were carrying out a routine training exercise and saw the animal on a small area of beach in a position which could only be reached on shore at a very low tide, and even then only after a difficult scramble over slippery rocks. It was clear the animal was lame and had no access to food or water.

“Fortunately the crew were able to take the lamb into the lifeboat and bring it safely ashore by the lifeboat station, apparently none the worse for its experience.

He added: "This was a different sort of casualty evacuation for our crew to deal with, but we were only too happy to help the animal concerned."