Stuck in the mud! Cows rescued from slurry swamp in Northamptonshire countryside

The last cow was rescued at 3.45pm (Picture courtesy of @NorthantsFire via Twitter)
The last cow was rescued at 3.45pm (Picture courtesy of @NorthantsFire via Twitter)

Three cows who were stuck in a mud pool in the Northamptonshire countryside had to be rescued by fire crews, though two were able to escape unaided.

The five bovines were spotted struggling in a slurry lagoon in Plumpton, prompting calls to the emergency services.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue attended the scene at 9.30am.

Two of the animals self-rescued themselves with the final being confirmed safe at 3.45pm.

The Animal Water Rescue Unit from Wellingborough attended.