A MAN was rescued by the fire service after falling in a ditch.

At 1am this morning (Thursday), firefighters were called to Birchmore Lane, Blackwater, on the outskirts of Newport, following reports of a man stuck in a ditch.

A fire engine from Newport, and a fire engine from Ryde, alongside an emergency response unit were sent to the scene.

The man ­— understood to be stuck under his mobility scooter ­— was successfully freed.

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