A plucky piglet made a dash for freedom when it escaped from its sty.

The troublesome trotter got out of the pen in Lodge Bank, Brinscall, at 6.10pm on Saturday.

Two children who had been admiring the animals, and a passing jogger spent 10 minutes chasing the swine around a garden with a local resident, but to no avail.

Eventually, a passing mountain biker made a dive for it and managed to catch the feisty beast.