ONE of Worcester’s famous peregrine falcon chicks – who only made her first flight a few days ago – has been injured.

Charlie was found at the base of St Andrew’s Spire in Deansway – where the peregrine family nests – by a mystery passer-by who took her to the city’s police station.

She is now being cared for by experts and is expected to make a full recovery.

As previously reported this week in your Worcester News, Charlie was the first of the four siblings to fly the family nest a few days ago.

But yesterday she was found on the floor with an injured beak and leg, being attacked by larger birds.

She was taken to the police station by a woman, who did not leave her name, and placed in a large cardboard box.

Charlie – tagged as T3 under a joint protection project between Worcester City Council and the national bird charity the RSPB – was examined by the RSPCA.

Inspector Sally Tarpey from the RSPCA said: “All she appears to need are a few days rest and a little feeding up before being put back on the spire.

“But first, the experts have to be convinced that she can fly properly.”

Charlie is now resting at the Vale Wildlife Rescue Centre in Beckford, near Tewkesbury.

Sergeant Mark Under-hill, of south Worcester-shire police, said: “Charlie is definitely one of the more unusual visitors we have had spend time confined at Castle Street police station.

“We are glad to have been able to help her recover and hope to trace the quick-thinking woman who rescued her from those attackers and brought her to the station.”

Charlie – along with her siblings Bobbin, Potter and Tinker – was named by the winners of a Worcester News competition last week.

Sharon Boardman, from the RSPB said they hoped to see her reunited with the family on the spire as soon as possible.

Chris Dobbs, from Worcester City Council, said: “Hopefully she isn’t too badly injured.

“This is a worrying time for us as we see them take their first flights, and there are three others which still are to fledge.

“We want to say thank you to the lady who brought Charlie to the police and we are very grateful to her for that. I think this is a steep learning curve for Charlie.”