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horseinditchwhitwellUPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are working to free a horse that has become trapped in a ditch at Southford Farm in Whitwell this morning (Wednesday).

Crews from Newport, Shanklin and Ventnor are in attendance at the scene off Whitwell Road, alongside the Animal Rescue Unit from Newport and the Land Rover 4×4 from Ryde.

Firefighters, who were alerted to the plight of the large animal at 08:10, are using their specialist equipment in a bid to free the horse.

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A vet from Vectis Equine Vets has been called.

UPDATE @ 10:00 – The horse has been successfully freed from the ditch, albeit a little sore.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has now stood down from the incident.

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