A HORSE has been rescued after getting stuck in a mud-filled ditch near Wells, Somerset.

Fire crews were called out at 5.40pm on Saturday (September 5) to Whites Drove in Godney to help the horse.

A spokesperson from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "One fire appliance from Glastonbury and the special rescue team from Bridgwater attended a horse stuck in mud in a ditch.

"The rider was in attendance and unharmed.

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"Crews awaited the arrival of the special rescue team, who set up equipment for the rescue on their arrival.

"Crews then awaited the vet, who made an assessment of the animal. Crews used animal rescue gear and mud mats to rescue the horse from the mud."

The horse was left unharmed.