A heroic police officer helped rescue a trapped Labrador after he became stuck on the wrong side of a train line fence.

Barley, a golden Lab, had wanted to play with a rabbit - but unaware of the dangers, he followed it under the train line fencing at Magnolia Road, Rochford.

The pooch then became unable to squeeze back through and was left stuck behind the fencing.

Thankfully, Essex Police officer PC Roy Porter was patrolling the area at the time and with the aid of a shovel, the officer digged to get Barley back to safety.

Barley's owners have now reached out to say a huge thank you for Mr Porter's efforts.


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A spokesperson from Essex Police, said: "We received a big ‘thank you’ from the owner of Barley, a golden Labrador who became trapped on the wrong side of the train line fencing in Magnolia Road, Rochford.

"After wanting to play with a rabbit, Barley, unaware of the dangers, followed it under the fencing, but then became unable to squeeze back. 

"Luckily, PC 72007 Roy Porter of the Community Policing Team was patrolling the area, and with shovel in hand, was able to assist with some digging to get Barley back to safety."