Five fire crews rescue horse in distress near Lowestoft

Fire crews from Norfolk and Suffolk tackled a major chicken shed blaze in Botesdale. Picture: Chris

Fire crews are currently attempting to rescue a horse near Lowestoft. - Credit: Archant

Five fire crews have rescued a horse near Lowestoft.

They were called to Gravel Dam in Oulton at about 10.10am this morning after receiving reports of a horse in distress in the area.

It is understood firefighters found the animal stuck on a part of the road which has a level crossing.

Crews from Gorleston, North Lowestoft and three from Lowestoft South were on the scene.

The horse was released at 11.25am and crews have now left the scene.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue service spokeswoman confirmed they were assisting colleagues in Suffolk with the rescue.