Firefighters came to the rescue of a donkey trapped in a manhole in Ilfracombe on Sunday (August 16).

A crew from Ilfracombe and a specialist rescue team from Barnstaple were called out at around 3pm after reports of a juvenile donkey trapped in Larkstone Gardens.

The crews confirmed the donkey was trapped in a manhole around one metre round and one metre deep.

Firefighters used strops and small tools to release the animal.