Escaped horses run wild

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STUNNED residents of Hucknall’s Barbara Square were woken by four loose horses roaming around their estate in the early hours of Wednesday.

Andrew Martin (48), who lives on the square, said: “I heard the sound of galloping hooves at 1.50 am. I could hardly believe my eyes when I looked out of my window and saw the horses.

“They went round in a circle and then stopped on the green, where they did a bit of grazing. I rang the police but I wonder if they thought I was joking because no officer turned up.

I”A lady wearing jodhpurs and boots eventually came in a car with ropes and took the horses away. I believe they had escaped from a field in Linby.”

A police spokesman confirmed they had received a report about horses running loose.