Firefighters' battle to save horse trapped in Wigan ditch thought to be in vain

A horse is believed to have been put down after emergency services spent two hours trying to rescue it from a ditch in Wigan.

By Charles Graham
Sunday, 20th February 2022, 12:18 pm
Updated Sunday, 20th February 2022, 12:20 pm

The injured and distressed animal was found trapped on Barracks Road, close to Hindley Prison, in Bickershaw, at around 5pm on Saturday February 19.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just after 5.15pm on Saturday 19 February 19 we received a report of a horse that had become stuck in a ditch near Barracks Road, Bickershaw.

Read More

Read More
Three arrested by Wigan police probing attempt murder double shooting

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The drama unfolded close to Hindley Prison

“Crews were in attendance for around two hours.”

It is believed that the horse had to be euthanised after the fire crew had left, but this has not been confirmed.

Thanks for reading. If you value what we do and are able to support us, a digital subscription is just £1 for your first month. Try us today by clicking here and viewing our offers.