Ilkeston suffered floods in rain

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A large storm at the weekend resulted in flooding in some areas of Ilkeston and six horses being rescued from deep water.

This picture, taken by reader Dave Cook,shows heavy flooding in Peveril Crescent in West Hallam on Saturday (July 19) after heavy rain hit the area throughout the day.

The fire service were called to the a field close to the Nutbrook trail when the torrential downpour meant the horses became stranded.

The three foals and three horses were rescued from water, said to be ‘waist deep’ late on Saturday night.

Firefighters from Ilkeston and Matlock attended the incident at 10.30pm.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, said: “The horses were in waist deep water just off the Nutbrook trail in Kirk Hallam.”

The animals were safely removed from the water and crews left the incident at 12.30am.

The storm had subsided by Sunday.