Isle of Wight firefighters have rescued a horse after it became trapped in a stable.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to a farm on Burnt House Lane, on the outskirts of Newport, just after 11am.

A horse had become trapped in a stable, with its legs stuck behind a pillar, the fire service said.

Two engines from Newport and Shanklin fire stations attended.

Working with the owner and a vet, the animal was sedated and lifted out.

The horse was left in care of vet and the owner.

Firefighters have now left the incident.

At the time of departure, a fire service spokesperson said the horse was fit and well.

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