VIDEO: Wildlife rescue volunteers called to hedgehog attacked by dog in Uckfield


Wildlife rescue volunteers were called to a house in Uckfield last week to reports of a hedgehog having been attacked by a dog.

Kathy Martyn and Trevor Weeks MBE, from the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (WRAS), attended the property in Firle Green. Upon arrival, they found the dog in question was rather small, so unlikely to have caused major injury.

Mr Weeks MBE said: “Kathy checked over the hedgehog and gave it a thorough examination but found no sign of injury or illness.

“The chap was in good body condition so he was released back into the garden where he quickly ran off under the decking to hide.

“It was not far from where we had released a family last year. We scanned the hedgehog but it was not one which we had microchipped. It was nice to see a healthy hedgehog for a change.”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at

2) Like our Facebook page at

3) Follow us on Twitter @sussex_express

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Sussex Express - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.