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Horse rescue

PUBLISHED: 12:03 17 September 2009 | UPDATED: 17:10 25 August 2010

RSPCA inspectors were called to rescue a horse that had become stuck in ditch earlier.

RSPCA inspectors were called to rescue a horse that had become stuck in ditch earlier.

Officers were called to a field on Ray Lamb Way, Erith by a dog walker who had seen the horse in difficulty.

Inspectors Becky Timberlake and Alana Chapman and Green Watch fire fighters struggled for over three hours to free the startled anima on September 4.

Ms Timberlake said: "When we arrived at the scene you could only see the very top of the horses back and the horse's head.

"The mud was really sticky and there was no way the horse was going to free itself.

"Some workers nearby said that the horse had been there since at least 8.30am and she looked exhausted."

The inspectors stayed with the horse for several hours until she managed to stand up and move around unaided.

Several hours later the owner returned and the horse has now been moved from the field.

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