Firefighters rescue stricken horse

Cann Lane, Oldland Common, Warmley

A 28 year-old horse has been rescued by firefighters after she slipped into a ditch and became trapped.

It’s thought Lovey may have been stuck for two hours and the vet on scene was concerned about possible injuries to her back legs.

Crews managed to get strops and lines from the rescue tender underneath the animal, which had been sedated by the vet.

They then assisted the horse to its feet. Lovey was checked over by the vet and appeared to be none the worse for her ordeal.