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25-year-old horse rescued from ditch on Sudbury's Brundon Lane




A horse which found itself stuck in a ditch in Sudbury is back on its feet after firefighters cut away part of a bank to rescue it.

Fire crews from the town, along with animal rescue specialists from Bury St Edmunds, were called to Brundon Lane at about 7.35am to reports the animal was trapped in a ditch.

After a two-hour rescue mission, which saw the 25-year-old horse checked over by a vet and sedated, she was freed by 9.36am.

The 25-year-old horse being rescued from the ditch. Picture: Andy Message
The 25-year-old horse being rescued from the ditch. Picture: Andy Message

Station Commander Andy Message said, in a post on Twitter: "Bessie, 25, got herself stuck in a ditch in Sudbury this morning.

"Crews from Sudbury and Animal Rescue specialists from Bury worked really well to rescue her.

"Great job from @SuffolkFire."

Fire crews worked to rescue the 25-year-old horse from the ditch in Sudbury. Picture: Andy Message
Fire crews worked to rescue the 25-year-old horse from the ditch in Sudbury. Picture: Andy Message
The horse is back on her feet after being freed from a ditch in Sudbury. Picture: Andy Message
The horse is back on her feet after being freed from a ditch in Sudbury. Picture: Andy Message

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