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Investigation launched after dead pony pulled from river

PUBLISHED: 13:40 27 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:23 28 April 2019

Little Ouse River in Thetford. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Little Ouse River in Thetford. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

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A dead pony has been pulled from the river at Thetford.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Services urban rescue crews were mobilised to assist police at just after 10.40am today (Saturday, April 27).

A spokesman for the fire service said they were stood down before arrival but confirmed that a dead animal was pulled from the Little Ouse River near to Brandon Road.

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A police spokesman in the force control room confirmed they had received reports of a “deceased animal” and had been asked to investigate.

Meanwhile, elsewhere an appliance from Thetford attended a fire in the open on Gloucester Way at just before 11.40am today (April 27).

The crew used hose reel jets to extinguish.

And earlier, at just before 11am, one appliance from Long Stratton attended a fire in an electrical installation at Aslacton.

The fire was extinguished before arrival and the incident was handed over to UK power.


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