Horse suffers lacerations after becoming caught in barbed wire in East Boldon

Bridle Path, East Boldon. Picture from Google Images.

Bridle Path, East Boldon. Picture from Google Images.

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A horse had to be cut free after becoming trapped in barbed wire in East Boldon this morning.

Firecrews from Shields, Hebburn and Marley Park were called to Bridle Path shortly before 8am.

Firefighters used ropes to steady the animal and riot shields to protect it before freeing it with wirecutters.

The horse was treated for lacerations at the scene.