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Frightened horse rescued from ditch at Oxfordshire farm

Trapped horse Image copyright Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The animal was lifted out of the ditch and checked over by a vet

A horse has been rescued from a muddy ditch by firefighters in Oxfordshire.

The owner said his animal was startled by something and ran into the ditch where it became trapped.

Fire crews in dry suits and a specialist rescue team managed to lift the distressed horse to safety at the farm in Nether Worton at Hempton, near Banbury, on Saturday.

The animal was checked over by a vet and had not suffered any serious injuries.

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