FIREGHTERS helped rescue a horse that had got stuck in a ditch near Chester.

Three fire engines attended - one from Ellesmere Port, one from Lymm and one from Knutsford - along with the animal rescue team attended at 7.45am today (Wednesday, October 28) in Rake Lane.

The 27-year-old horse stuck is believed to have been stuck in the ditch overnight.

Firefighters worked alongside the vet and the owners to safely extricate the horse.