EMERGENCY services were called to help an animal in need.

Firefighters from Burley, Lyndhurst and Redbridge rushed to help a cow whose head was stuck in a trough.

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An animal rescue tactical advisor was also called to the scene just off Lyndhurst Road in Burley – where crews managed to release the animal using hydraulic equipment.

It took crews an hour to get the Aberdeen Angus’s head out of the metal container.