Police praise helpful horse experts in Keal Cotes

Two horses which were found roaming on a road near East Keale and guided back to safety.
Two horses which were found roaming on a road near East Keale and guided back to safety.
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EQUINE experts have been praised by police after rescuing two large horses which escaped from a field in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The adventurous pair were seen roaming loose on the A16 at Keal Cotes shortly after midnight on Saturday morning.

Thanks to the expertise of local residents, the potentially ‘very serious’ consequences were averted and the horses taken into safety until the owners could be found.

Spilsby beat manager PC Paula Young said: “Police frequently receive calls about loose sheep, dogs or other animals on the roads but, in this incident, it was two large horses on the busy A16 in the dark and the consequences could have been very serious.

“I would like to thank the passing motorists and local residents who provided great assistance in catching the horses and taking them to a place of safety, despite it being the middle of the night.

“It was heart-warming to see such community spirit and I know the owner of the horses is immensely grateful that no harm came to road users or her animals as a result”.