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Fire crews rescue horse from fence.

FIREFIGHTERS freed a horse caught in a barbed-wire fence.

RSPCA inspectors and vets were also called to the incident in the early hours of yesterday.

Fire crews from Rugby fire station received a call that the animal was trapped along Black Path between Newbold and Leicester roads.

Firefighter Ian Butcher said: "We had to leave the engines on the road and go down on foot with torches because the machines would have frightened the horse.We were able to free it by cutting away the barbed wire."

An RSPCA spokesman said: "The horse had stumbled and fallen into a ditch and then rolled into a fence which had barbed wire."
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Date:Apr 26, 2001
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