A horse was rescued from a ditch by the fire service.

Earlier this evening Bridport firefighters were called to help the horse, which had become stuck in a ditch of water at Broadoak.

The animal rescue team from Poole were also called, but were not needed.

Firefighters dug a bit of the bank of the ditch away and used a hay bale to make a step for the animal.

The horse was then able to walk out of the ditch.