Fire engines called to rescue horse from ditch

The incident happened on Eyes Lane.
The incident happened on Eyes Lane.

Three fire engines from across Lancashire were called to Bretherton on Sunday afternoon after a horse was reported as being stuck in a ditch.

Firefighters from Penwortham, Tarleton, and St Annes, along with a rope rescue unit, attended the scene on Eyes Lane at 2:23pm.

A JCB telehandler was used to release the horse which had become stuck up to its back in mud.

A Penwortham Fire Station spokesman said: "After we arrived on the scene, the horse was out within 45 minutes.

"After an hour or so it was up on its feet."