Sheep rescued after getting stuck in the River Nene near Wellingborough

Fire crews tackle giant haystack blaze
Fire crews tackle giant haystack blaze

Firefighters were called in to assist the RSPCA after two sheep became stranded in the River Nene.

The animals got into difficulty in water at Wellingborough Lakes, just off the Whitworth Bros factory site, at 2.45pm yesterday (Saturday).

Crews from Wellingborough, Earls Barton and Mereway went out to help with the rescue, which saw the fire service’s boat and technical rescue vehicle used.

Their efforts were successful and the sheep were later returned to where they had come from.