This bat nearly didn’t make Halloween – but thanks to staff at the East Winch RSPCA centre he is back out in the wild.

The brown long-eared bat became trapped in a mortuary light at High Kelling and staff took him to a vet in Holt who transported him to the RSPCA to make sure he was well.

“He was given a clean bill of health so we fed him up with plenty of mealworms, kept him warm and encouraged him to fly around inside every evening,” said centre manager Alison Charles.

He has now been released back to the wild and if anyone finds a sick or injured bat, contact the Bat Conservation Trust on 0845 130 0228. They must be handled with gloves or in a towel as they are very delicate.