A BRAVE bystander climbed a ladder to rescue a cat after it got stuck on top of a 30ft telegraph pole.

Residents in South Shields spotted the moggy was in spot of bother when he became stranded at the top of the pole, on Wednesday, and magpies began bullying him by swooping down towards him.

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After failed attempts to coax him down with treats, one man used a ladder to reach the stranded pet and lift him down to safety and the comfort of his owner’s arms.

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