By Alex Lewis

A HORSE stuck in a lake in Colney Heath was rescued after a two-hour battle yesterday morning.

The chestnut mare, stuck in the muddy bottom of a ten foot deep fishing lake off Richardson Close, was spotted at 6.30am by a passer-by who alerted firefighters and the RSPCA.

Animal collection officer Sarah Lambert said: “A harness was attached to the horse’s back and another behind her front legs – we and fire officers then pushed and pulled the horse onto the bank.

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