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Fire and rescue crew save horse from ditch


Fire and rescue crews from Leek and Sandyford were called to a horse trapped in a ditch in Brown edge on Stonehouse lane.


whilst a vet checked the condition of the horse fire and rescue crew assisted.

The crews used a tractor and hobble lift to free the trapped animal.


In less than an hour and a half the horse was freed and left in the care of a vet.


a spokesperson for Staffordshire Fire and rescue said

“We were called at 4.40pm (Tuesday 9 March) to Lower Stonehouse Farm on Stonehouse Lane, #BrownEdge, in the Staffordshire Moorlands, to reports of a horse being trapped in a ditch.


Crews from Sandyford and Leek attended and assisted a vet who was checking the animal’s condition. The decision was made with them to use a tractor and a hobble lift to extricate the horse.


The horse was safely out of the ditch by 6pm where it was checked over by the vet in attendance.”


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