M65 closed after 'horsing around'

A motorway was temporarily closed in Lancashire last night after a horse decided on a "spur" of the moment visit to the carriageway.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 27th October 2017, 7:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:12 pm
Police were called to reports of 'horsing around' on the M65
Police were called to reports of 'horsing around' on the M65

Patrols were called to the reports of "horsing around" on the M65 between junctions three and four and were forced to put a block on at around 11.30pm on Thursday October 26.

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The horse was "reined in" by patrols who had been "saddled" with the unusual job.

Police say the horse "neeiiggghh-ver meant any harm."

No horses or people were injured during the incident.