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Horse rescued after being trapped in Great Oakley ditch

Crews worked in the dark to rescue the horse from the ditch at around 20:00 BST on Sunday.

A horse had to be rescued after falling off a bridge and getting stuck in a ditch.

The animal, which weighed around 430kg (67 stones), slipped from the bridge between two fields in Great Oakley, Essex, on Sunday night and became trapped in the water.

Firefighters, in collaboration with the owner and a veterinarian, took about three hours to rescue.

The horse suffered cuts to its legs and was left in the care of the veterinarian.

The Essex Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Dovercourt and an animal rescue unit from Chelmsford had to clear vegetation to get the animal to safety.

Horse after being rescued

The horse was left in the care of its owner and a veterinarian.

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