A kitten named after John Lennon when he was found on what would have been The Beatles star's 80th birthday has adopted the role of big brother to a smaller cat called Ringo.
Ginger tabby Lennon was named by RSPCA inspector and Beatles fan Anthony Joynes after he was discovered by students on John Lennon Drive in Liverpool earlier this month.
The frightened cat was taken to the RSPCA Wirral and Chester branch to be cared for, and has since become inseparable from a tiny black and white kitten.
The purring pair became so close staff decided to name the smaller cat after Beatles bandmate and drummer Ringo Starr.
Ringo has been hand-reared by staff since he was rejected by his mother at birth but has found a big brother figure in Lennon.