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Billy the bull found in distress at a Nottinghamshire farm rescued by firefighters

Firefighters from Alfreton and Ashfield came to the aid of a one-tonne bull in distress.

Rescue teams were called to the farm in Brinsley at 3.18 pm on Sunday 5 February after a dairy bull named Billy, aged 7, had been sheltering and unable to stand.

If left in place Billy could develop serious medical problems, so assistance was needed in moving Billy to a place of safety and better comfort to support him in being able to get mobile again.

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Volunteers from the local area, the vet and the fire service were all on hand to help Billy, who is a much-loved rescue bull.

Under the guidance of the on-scene vet and the specialist knowledge of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service’s animal rescue team and our crew from Ashfield, crews used a telehandler from a local dairy farm to successfully relocate Billy to a nearby field.

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Shortly after the fire crews left, Billy was soon standing on his own four hooves again.

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