PICTURES: Memories of Lancashire Police horse Morecambe who has died in service

A police horse working at a Bank Holiday Monday football match died on duty following a "tragic accident".

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 12:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 1:35 pm
Morecambe the police horse
Morecambe the police horse

Morecambe was working at the League One game between Blackpool and Fleetwood at Bloomfield Road and fell onto a metal pole. Here are some pictures looking back at Morecambe's life from the @LancsPolMounted Twitter feed:

The thoughts of the whole Tac Ops family are with @LancsPolMounted on the tragic loss of Police Horse Morecambe
Morecambe & hutton are on patrol in Skelmersdale again today. Ellie & Esme came to say hello.

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Morecambe & Finnigan had a busy day in Blackpool arresting a male for burglary with all the property returned.Extra carrots tonight!!
Morecambe & finnigan had a busy day in Blackpool arresting a male for burglary with all the property returned.Extra carrots tonight!!
Morecambe meeting a young fan in Ormskirk
Morecambe and Lancaster in Preston completing address checks for high risk missing person from gmp.
Heres Morecambe, Penwortham and Elswick on their way back to the horse box
Morecambe out and about on patrol in Preston
Morecambe & Croston on patrol in Skelmersdale this afternoon
Morecambe and Argent on Module one of training which is jumping.
Morecambe & kelbrook are on patrol around the st Matthews area in Preston
Darren & Morecambe have been keeping the residents of Fulwood safe tonight
Morecambe, Kirkham, Hutton and Argent ready for patrolling the football at Blackburn on a training exercise
Morecambe & Kelbrook at Preston v Brentford
Argent, Rufford, Morecambe, Kelbrook, Rosehill and Darwen patrolling at Turf Moor as Burnley play in the Europa League
Left to right Darwen, Kirkham, Morecambe and Rufford in the torrential rain working at Burnley v Liverpool, also with them are Finnigan and Elswick
Morecambe, Lancaster and Kelbrook on patrol in Preston
Morecambe would like a large fries & Diet Coke!!
Morecambe & Argent are on their way home after patrolling Longton
Morecambe & darren setting off on patrol in Fulwood again
Nice to see Elswick and Morecambe @LancsPolMounted in #blackburn #its coming home
Morecambe is in Morecambe!! This evening, he is joined by Guild, Penwortham and Elswick and they have been tasked with dealing with ASB in the local area
Farrier day at Mounted luckily we have Mysercough college on hand who come once a week to look after our horses feet. Pictured is Morecambe
Morecambe (pictured) Guild and Hutton are currently in Blackpool at Bloomfield Road as Blackpool are taking on Solihull Moors in the FA Cup 2nd Round
Heres Morecambe, Elswick and Rivington having some rest and relaxation in the fields
Morecambe & rosehill are on patrol in Ormskirk. They have assisted a vulnerable male & his family and met lovely members of the public
Heres Morecambe meeting Morecambe!! Morecambe has been busy meeting the locals and dealing with juvenile issues
Morecambe is joined by another friend Kelbrook on patrol in Ormskirk this evening. They have been given carrots & attended a disturbance in the town centre
Morecambe on the look out in Avenham & Frenchwood tonight along with Kelbrook.
Happy Valentines Day from Morecambe (his rider!) and all at the mounted branch