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Fire crews rescue cow from milking machine

Credit: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews were called out after a cow was marooned in the middle of a revolving milk mechanism machine in Cheshire.

It's thought the cow had fallen from a milking unit at a farm in Chester

Credit: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

A vet who was in attendance sedated the cow and the farm owner disabled the milk machine.

Fire crews removed the cow from the machinery using lines and straps.

Update: Beth Tweddle's parents thanks well-wishers and say she's managed to 'walk a few steps'

Olympic athlete Beth Tweddle Credit: ITV

The parents of Olympic athlete Beth Tweddle have spoken of the 30-year-old's surgery and recovery and have thanked the production team at The Jump and well-wishers.

Beth was injured last weekend when she hit a tree while training for Channel 4 programme The Jump.

Her parents, Ann and Jerry, said:

“The medical staff here in Austria have been fantastic, they have been so helpful, patient and incredibly attentive. We cannot thank them enough for what they’ve done for our daughter.

"Our thanks also go to the production team who have been helping and supporting us, and everyone who has sent a get well message to Beth. We’ve been reading every message to her and it really does make a difference knowing that there are so many people wishing her well. Thank you for your support.

"Since her surgery, Beth has managed to walk a few steps whilst being assisted by the nursing team. She is still very tired from the operation but the medical team are pleased with the progress she is making. At the moment we aren't certain of the timescale for her recovery. We are taking each day as it comes and will update you when there is further news.”

– Beth Tweddle's parents
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