UPDATE: 'Horses out of the field' next to M61 sparks warning

Police were called to junction six of the M61, for Horwich, Chorley, and Bolton, following reports of escaped horses earlier.

Saturday, 24th February 2018, 11:40 am
Updated Saturday, 24th February 2018, 1:55 pm
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The animals were feared to have got out of the field next to the carriageway, police said.

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Drivers were warned of the potential hazard through warnings on the motorway's matrix signs, the force added.

When officers arrived they found 'no trace' of the horses.