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A day-old piglet found on a roadside is being cared for after being blown away during Storm Ciara.

The piglet, who was about a day old, was taken into Taverham Vets, Norwich, Norfolk on Sunday lunchtime at the height of the storm which battered Britain.

Staff dubbed her Priscilla – after the Priscilla Bacon charity.

It was found by a roadside in nearby Ringland by a member of the public and weighed 3.5Ilbs when she was brought in. The vets have been unable to trace her owner, but said they had a loving home lined up.

Nurse Hayley Hyam said: “She was really cold and the member of the public didn’t want to leave it, she definitely would have died.

“She’s so sweet and adorable. She is making a really good recovery.

“She was lethargic and had no energy.

“She was hypothermic and hypoglycemic.

“We gradually warmed her up and fed her when she was able to suckle again.

“She’s making good progress and has a loving pet home lined up.

“When she first came in she wasn’t moving, now she oinks all the time.”

Staff have been hand-rearing her after she showed signs of hypothermia and low blood sugar. To keep her warm they put her in a T-shirt.