Horse called Molly rescued from boggy field by West Yorkshire fire crews

A horse was rescued by firefighters after it got stuck in a bog in a flooded field.

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The mare, known as Molly, was freed after sinking into the ground on farmland near Staups Lane, Todmorden.

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West Yorkshire Fire Service said it happened at around 5.30pm today (Sunday).

A spokesperson said: "Crews used strops and methods to release the horse, who is now eating and recovering well after being checked over by a vet.

"Technical rescue crews from Cleckheaton attended the incident, along with a specialist officer."