Firefighters alerted to horse stuck in a bog near Melton

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Firefighters are attempting to rescue a horse which is stuck in a bog at Holwell.

A crew from the Melton station and a technical rescue team from the Southern Station were called out to the incident in Nursery Lane, just before 10am,

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call reporting that a horse was stuck in a bog up to his belly.

“The horse is 16.3 hands high.

“The fire service is attempting to gain access to the horse.”