FIRE crews rushed to a Test Valley village to rescue a huge horse who got stuck in a ditch.

The thoroughbred, 29-year-old Millie, was stuck in East Wellow but firefighters managed to get her back on her feet after using a rollover technique.

The rescue took place on Hackley's Lane, East Wellow.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) spokesman said: "Under the supervision of Endell Vet Group, Millie was sedated whilst the plan was formulated and carried out.

"She was successfully assisted to her feet and left in the care of her owner, who has reported that Millie suffered no injuries and is walking well."

HFRS crews from Lyndhurst, Romsey, Brockenhurst, and Animal Rescue Advisor Jim Green attended.

It took place on Boxing Day at 7.18am and Millie was rescued by 9.43am.