FIRECREWS have helped rescue two horses in separate incidents over the weekend.

At 7.04am on Friday, crews from Whitby, Malton, Goathland and Ripon rescued a horse stuck in a ditch near Sleights. Crews used horse rescue equipment and a tractor. The horse was left in the hands of a vet.

Meanwhiel, crews from Scarborough and Malton rescued a horse that had become stuck in a small beck due to steep banks either side at 7.31pmon SundayCrews used the animal rescue equipment from Malton and a neighbouring farm’s telehandler to lift the horse out of the beck.