Watch as horses run loose on streets in Peterlee before police move animals to safety in field

Police were called to reports of two horses roaming the streets in Peterlee before they were moved to safety in a nearby field as enquires are carried out to locate the owner.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 12:35 pm

Police were called to Essington Way, in Peterlee just before 4.10am today, Wednesday May 12 following reports that two loose horses were wandering around the village.

Video footage was captured of the two horses in Peterlee this morning with their rope dragging along the road.

Officers moved both the horses into a nearby field and are making enquiries to locate their owner.

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Two horses were spotted wandering the streets in Peterlee.
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Concerned motorists took to social media to alert residents after spotting the wandering animals.

A Durham Constabulary spokesperson said: “Police were called just before 4.10am today (May 12) to reports of two horses running loose on Essington Way, in Peterlee.

“Officers moved the horses into a nearby field and are making enquiries to locate their owner.”

The horses were moved to a nearby field as enquires are carried out to find the owner.

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