Firefighters called to rescue bull trapped in ditch in Butley, Suffolk

Fire crews from across Suffolk have attended (file picture). Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Fire crews from across Suffolk have attended (file picture). Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

Firefighters are currently attempting to rescue a bull that has become trapped in a ditch in Butley.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue was called at 12.14pm to reports of an animal stranded in High Corner, Butley.

A fire service spokeswoman said crews were at the scene to help a bull, weighing around a tonne, which was trapped in a ditch filled with water.

She added that the dyke was around 10ft deep, with the bull submerged up to its neck.

Crews from Princes Street in Ipswich, Orford and Lowestoft spent more than two hours at the scene.


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With help from the farmer and a vet, the team managed to use mechanical animal rescue equipment to release the bull shortly after 2.30pm.

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