Fire crews rescue horse trapped between two trees

Suffolk firefighters try to get the horse out at Ballingdon Hill, near Sudbury, Suffolk

Suffolk firefighters try to get the horse out at Ballingdon Hill, near Sudbury, Suffolk - Credit: Suffolk Fire and Rescue

Fire crews have successfully rescued a horse that was stuck between two trees near Sudbury.

Three crews from Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds were called to Ballingdon Hill just outside the west Suffolk town at around 8.45am.

They arrived to find a 28-year-old male horse stuck between two trees.

The horse between two trees stuck at Ballingdon Hill, near Sudbury, Suffolk

The horse between two trees stuck at Ballingdon Hill, near Sudbury, Suffolk - Credit: Suffolk Fire and Rescue

A vet was called who sedated the horse, allowing crews to safely trim two branches. 

A spokesman for the fire service said: "Once the branches were trimmed the crews used animal rescue equipment to lift the horse out of the gap and to safe ground.

The horse upright after being rescued near Sudbury.

The horse upright after being rescued near Sudbury. - Credit: Suffolk Fire and Rescue


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"The horse is safely back on all fours and the vet is staying with the animal until the full effects of the sedation have worn off."

The field at Ballingdon Hill, near Sudbury, Suffolk

The field at Ballingdon Hill, near Sudbury, Suffolk - Credit: Suffolk Fire and Rescue

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