South Yorkshire Police find horse 'wandering in the road' at 4am

Officers from South Yorkshire Police had a night shift to remember after they were saddled with the responsibility of rescuing a horse wandering in the road at 4am.

Police were called to Swallow Hill Road in the Mapplewell area of Barnsley in the early hours of Thursday morning to reports of a horse loose in the road.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said the horse was brought to safety and is now in a stable condition.

They added: “Police were called at around 4am this morning to reports of a horse loose in Swallow Hill Road.

The horse was found on Swallow Hill Road in Barnsley.

“Officers attended the scene and got the horse to safety. The horse is being looked after at a nearby farm whilst officers try and locate its owners.”

South Yorkshire Police Barnsley tweeted: “This chap was found wandering by E group officers. He has been temporarily housed to keep him safe.

"If anyone is missing him in the Mapplewell area please contact 101 quoting incident number 79 17/12/20.”