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Firefighters rescue Ben the horse from a ditch in Hardley

Winchester, Hardley and Lyndhurst crews were called shortly before 11am yesterday to rescue Ben, the 25-year-old cob stuck in a ditch near New Road in Hardley


Liaising with Ben’s owner, a vet was called to the scene who sedated the 15-hands horse.

Animal rescue specialist firefighters worked to extract Ben from the ditch before leaving him in the care of his owner and vet.

Crews left the scene at 12:45 with Ben safely back on his feet.