Time Incident Posted: 16:00

Incident Date: 19/11/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: Aston Firs Woods Hinckley Road Sapcote

Incident Number: 17907

Incident Type: Rescue large animal from ditch

Initial Emergency Call Received: 14:53

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 fire engine from Hinckley and Technical Rescue Team from Southern Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 17:25

Damage: NA

Believed Cause: NA

Initial Information: Call from member of the public reporting a horse trapped in a ditch and entangled in barbed wire

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander confirmed that a horse was trapped in a ditch with barbed wire tangled around its hind legs. Fire crew removed the barbed wire.
Vet attended and sedated the horse to allow fire crews to rescue the animal from the ditch.
Horse rescued from ditch by crews at 16:25hrs. Vet examining the animal.

Public Statement Issued:


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