Horse trapped in cattle grid near Ellesmere cut free - with pictures

Firefighters had to free a horse after it got trapped in a cattle grid near Ellesmere.

Fire crews rescue the horse. Photo: @SFRSWellington
Fire crews rescue the horse. Photo: @SFRSWellington

Two fire crews - including the specialist animal rescue team from Wellington - were sent to the scene in Pigeon Lane, Cumbers Bank, just before 1pm on Sunday.

Fire crews rescue the horse. Photo: @SFRSWellington

The firefighters used cutters, spreaders and electric saws to free the horse's front legs.

A vet was at the scene to check the animal for injuries after it was freed.

Fire crews rescue the horse. Photo: @SFRSWellington
The horse is checked over after its ordeal. Photo: @SFRSWellington

Elsewhere, crews tackled a car fire in Telford.

Firefighters were sent to the scene in West Centre Way just after 1pm yesterday, but the fire in the engine compartment was out before they arrived.

The crew cooled the engine using a hose reel jet and the situation was under control by 1.45pm.

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