Four fire appliances sent to rescue shire horse stuck in a Lakenheath ditch

Firefighters were called to the barn blaze

Firefighters were called to the barn blaze - Credit: Archant

Fire crews have rescued a shire horse stuck in a ditch in Lakenheath.

The animal was near Wangford Road and a fire engine from Brandon, a rescue vehicle and the water incident vehicle from Bury St Edmunds, and a Unimog from Lowestoft South were all sent to rescue it at around 5.30pm.

The shire horse was found stuck in a water filled ditch from which it was rescued by 7.21pm.

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