Police called after loose horse seen in town centre

PUBLISHED: 09:25 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:25 27 September 2018

A loose horse was seen on Angel Hill this morning Picture: GREGG BROWN

A loose horse was seen on Angel Hill this morning Picture: GREGG BROWN

Early risers in Bury St Edmunds got a shock this morning when a runaway horse was seen in the town centre.

Police were called at 4.40am to reports of a horse on the loose, which made its way onto Angel Hill and Raingate Street.

The horse then entered a field just off Sicklesmere Road around 6.15am and a vet was called as there was concern for the animal’s welfare.

It is not clear where the horse escaped from.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said the owner of the horse has been traced.


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