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Road closed as fire crews rescue injured horse in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 12:41 11 October 2020 | UPDATED: 17:13 11 October 2020

Police were called shortly before 1030am Picture: ARCHANT

Police were called shortly before 1030am Picture: ARCHANT

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A busy road in Ipswich was closed by police for two hours as firefighters rescued an injured horse.

Officers closed Yarmouth Road at both ends Picture: ARCHANTOfficers closed Yarmouth Road at both ends Picture: ARCHANT

Suffolk police were called just before 10.30am on Sunday to Yarmouth Road, opposite the entrance to Yeoman Close.

Four fire crews from Ipswich East, Princes Street and Bury St Edmunds stations were also called to the scene.

Firefighters were seen lifting the horse using a crane and harnesses, with the vehicle the horse was travelling in parked nearby.

Police closed Yarmouth Road at both ends for around two hours and redirected traffic away from the scene.

Pedestrians were allowed through the road, though officers blocked them from walking close to the horse.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service called a stop at 12.15pm and a police spokesman confirmed the road had reopened a short while later.


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