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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Early Morning Drama for Foal

Firefighters from Hanley and Leek released a foal trapped between metal bars at the base of an electricity pylon at Abbey Hulton in the early hours of this morning. 

"We extricated it using hand cutting equipment rather than our bigger hydraulic equipment because it is much quieter and was less likely to alarm the foal.”

David Agu, Station Manager.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended shortly before 1am and used hand cutting equipment to release the foal, which was unharmed. 

Station Manager David Agu, said: “The foal did not appear to be in distress and its mother was nearby. A RSPCA officer was in attendance along with our animal rescue team from Leek. 

“We secured the foal with strops and a head harness whilst we extricated it using hand cutting equipment rather than our bigger hydraulic equipment because it is much quieter and was less likely to alarm the foal.”

The pylon was on fields behind Uplands Road, Abbey Hulton.

Firefighters left the scene at 2.45am.