Stars of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding could face court

A screenshot from Channel 4's My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, showing the racing of horses down a main road.
A screenshot from Channel 4's My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, showing the racing of horses down a main road.

AN appearance on hit TV show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding could end in disaster for travellers captured illegally racing horses on a Doncaster road.

Police are conducting inquiries after footage of traveller Ambrose racing along a public road near Moorends was aired on Tuesday night’s programme.

During nail biting clips from the episode the horse and trap riders were seen swerving out of the way of oncoming vehicles, including a HGV on the public highway.

Police arrived on the scene after complaints from the public, but the travellers - who had been betting on the race - denied they had been racing.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police are currently making inquiries and viewing the footage with a view of determining whether sufficient evidence exists to pursue a prosecution.”

During the show a commentator tells how illegal road racing often attracts crowds of up to 100 people.

Justifying the activity after Ambrose’s victory in the race, a spectator tells the camera the group did not breaking the law as horses were on the roads before vehicles.

The episode of the show followed Romany gypsies and travellers whose attempts to live a traditional life sometimes get them in trouble with the law.