Firefighters rescue trapped horse near St Albans

Konik horse (Equus caballus) herd grazing with two stallions interacting, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire

Konik horse (Equus caballus) herd grazing with two stallions interacting, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK, June 2011 - Credit: Terry Whittaker

Firefighters rescued a horse from a dual carriage by St Albans yesterday evening.

The equine was straddled a fence next to the A414 - a busy road which runs from Hemel Hempstead to Buncefield.

Crews from Hatfield released the horse, using small tools, at about 8pm on May 30.