Horse rescue from flooded ditch in Grays

FIRE CREWS were called to assist in the rescue of a horse, trapped in a drainage ditch up to its hind legs in water in Gipsy Lane in Grays.

Crews were sent to the scene on New Years Day after members of the public put themselves at risk by attempting to rescue the trapped animal.

At 11:16 hrs, firefighters reported that they had made the area safe and were awaiting colleagues in the animal rescue unit to release the horse.

The animal was released from the drain at 12:31 hrs.

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