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ANIMAL RESCUE IN NEWCHURCH

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are attempting to rescue an animal – believed to be a horse – in Newchurch this lunchtime (Wednesday).

Several appliances are on scene at Wacklands Lane alongside the Animal Rescue Unit from Newport and the Service’s 4×4 from Ryde.

The emergency crews were called into action at around 11:45 following reports of an animal in difficulty in a field near ‘Wackland’ and ‘Kennel Cottage’ at the end of the Lane.

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Firefighters are currently working to assist the animal, which is thought to have got stuck in boggy mud.

The condition of the ageing horse is unknown at this time.

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