Horse is put down by the side of road near Broad Hinton
4:00pm Friday 20th September 2013 in Latest News
A HORSE had to be put down by the side of the road near Broad Hinton on Saturday after getting trapped in the trailer it was travelling in.
The animal was spooked and tried to escape from the horse box, slipped through the personnel door and became stuck.
It happened at the crossroads where the A4361 meets Yew Tree Lane, near Broad Hinton, and the access road to Uffcott.
Two fire crews from Royal Wootton Bassett and Marlborough were called at 3.27pm, along with a specialist animal rescue unit from Stratton. The A4361 was shut for more than two hours.
Using machinery from a nearby farm, attempts were made to lift the horse to its hooves but it failed to take its own weight and an equine vet on the scene made the decision to put it down.
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