THREE crews of firefighters have rescued an elderly horse after it got stuck in some mud.

The 29-year-old horse was in difficulty in a field on Sheepwash Lane, Godshill, this morning.

The emergency call came in at 8.46am and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Ryde, Shanklin and Newport fire stations.

They rescued the horse from the mud and handed it over to its owner and a vet.

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