17:45 vet has now sedated the horse and strops are now in position. Awaiting positioning of forklift truck to lift the horse from the ditch.
18:02 Further sedation of horse is required before rescue takes place. Fire crews standing by waiting for this to take effect.
18:06 Horse has now been extricated by crews not using the forklift truck. horse is now being examined by the vet
18:27 Horse is now being led to its own field by fire service personnel, the vet, and its owner. All equipment is now being made up. Public Statement Issued:
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