A SOMERSET wildlife charity has taken in its first badger cub of the year.

Martha was found around a Bath churchyard, trying to follow people home.

She is now in the safe hands of Secret World Wildlife Rescue, which has its headquarters in Highbridge.

A spokesperson from the charity said: "We would like to introduce you all to Martha, Martha is our first badger cub admission of the year and is turning out to be a rather cheeky character!

"Martha was found wandering around a churchyard in Bath, trying to follow people home.

"She will stay with us now until the end of the summer when she goes for release. Hopefully we can find a friend to keep her company soon."

The charity works day in, day out to help sick, injured and abandoned animals. This includes everything from foxes to badgers to birds, hedgehogs and more.

They don't receive any government funding and rely totally on the generosity of the public to continue their vital work in protecting Britain's wildlife.