FIREFIGHTERS were called to rescue an animal from a ditch in Whitchurch on the weekend.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were called at 5.32pm on Saturday with reports of a horse which had become stuck.

Four fire engines including the incident support unit and rescue tender were sent from Wellington and Whitchurch along with an operations officer and a vet.

The horse was released from the ditch using animal rescue equipment after nearly two hours.