A SHEEP had to be rescued after it became stuck in a stream.

Firefighters from Burnley and Darwen, were called to Ightenhill Park Lane, Burnley, at 12.45pm on Monday to rescue the sheep.

A fire service spokesman said two water rescue technicians entered the water on an inflatable sled to try and rescue the animal.

The spokesman said: "A further two firefighters were deployed down stream as spotters with rescue lines. "Firefighters were able to safely rescue the animal and were in attendance approximately 90 minutes."