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Horse called Splodge rescued from ditch by Suffolk fire

PUBLISHED: 10:30 08 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:52 08 October 2018

Splodge is rescued and returned to her stable Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE

Splodge is rescued and returned to her stable Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE

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A young female horse had a bad start to the week as it became stuck in a muddy ditch in Hengrave, near Bury St Edmunds.

Two-year-old Splodge is pulledo out of the ditch by Suffolk fire Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUETwo-year-old Splodge is pulledo out of the ditch by Suffolk fire Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE

Suffolk Fire and Rescue were called at around 6.16am this morning to reports of a two-year-old mare who was stuck in a wet field.

Two fire engines travelled to the village from Bury St Edmunds and Ixworth.

The horse, named Splodge, was located by fire officers near Mill Road, before 7am, stuck in a water-filled ditch.

Firemen used a combination of man-power, and front-drag reels, to rescue the animal at around 7.23am.

The field next to Mill Road where the mare was found Picture: GOOGLE MAPSThe field next to Mill Road where the mare was found Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

A vet was on the scene and the horse is reported to be in a good condition.

Splodge is now back in a warm stable.

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