Firefighters called out to rescue sheep from Asfordby river

Firefighters are attempting to rescue sheep which have got stuck in a river at Asfordby this afternoon (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 26th September 2018, 3:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th September 2018, 9:30 pm
Firefighters attended the incident EMN-180919-162059001

Crews from Melton and Birstall, with a technical rescue team from Leicester’s Southern fire station are at the scene, off Riverside Walk.

A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said the emergency call was received at 1.33pm and added: “We had reports of sheep stuck in the river.

“The farmer is in attendance and a plan is being formulated to rescue the sheep.”