Snakes alive!

A passer-by telephoned police after he found a two-foot-long brown and orange snake in New Mills.

The man had been walking near to the junction of Jubilee Street and Jubilee Gardens, at about 11.39pm on Friday evening, when he stumbled on the surprise discovery.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: “The person reported that it had started hissing at them.

“We attended and found that it was injured so took it to the vets.”