A pair of ponies have been rescued having been abandoned in a field near Wells for the past fortnight.

Police shared a sweet video showing the moment the seemingly excited ponies are released into their new paddock.

They had been abandoned in a field just outside of Wells for over two weeks but have now been rescued and are safely in the care of an animal welfare charity.

The ponies now have new, too - Barley, from the field they were found in, and Easton, as they were rescued from Ston Easton village.

They are now receiving round-the-clock care from specialist staff and veterinarians.

An investigation is still ongoing in regards to the circumstances of the abandonment.

Sharing the heartwarming video on social media, a spokesperson from Mendip Neighbourhood Policing said: "Here we can see Barley and Easton as they arrive at their new temporary paddock ready to begin the newest chapter of their lives - thanks to everyone involved.

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"A special thank you to the farmer and his staff for their support during this time, their actions prevented what could have quite easily become life-threatening circumstances."