Police in Warrington come to the rescue of two horses

Special inspector Charlie Mills with the horses

Special inspector Charlie Mills with the horses

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OFFICERS across the town will be used to calls from residents horsing around.

But police in the town centre were in for a shock on Sunday when they found two horses who had make a bolt for freedom.

Charlie Mills, special inspector for Warrington, said they received four 999 calls around 1pm before they found the pair of runaways heading in the direction of the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

He added: "They were in the car park of Portland Trade Park so we're not sure if they were trying to do some shopping!

"They belonged to some travellers but fortunately some passers-by were used to handling horses and had bridles in their car.

"They kindly helped us walk them back while we put in some road closures to get them back safely."

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3:43pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

Yet another cost for tax payers curtesy of the travelers.
Yet another cost for tax payers curtesy of the travelers. Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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5:18pm Tue 2 Sep 14

gordon holt says...

why didn't they lead these old nags to the nearest knackers yard
why didn't they lead these old nags to the nearest knackers yard gordon holt
  • Score: -3

6:34pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Jeanie Uns says...

They were probably hungry and/or thirsty or in need of other care. These matters should have been addressed before returning them to wherever they came from. This is just a sticking plaster over a major issue which is rife across the country because horses are over-bred and worth little or nothing. Silly comments about the knackers yard reflect total ignorance.
They were probably hungry and/or thirsty or in need of other care. These matters should have been addressed before returning them to wherever they came from. This is just a sticking plaster over a major issue which is rife across the country because horses are over-bred and worth little or nothing. Silly comments about the knackers yard reflect total ignorance. Jeanie Uns
  • Score: 7

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