THREE horses sadly died after being hit by a car on a major road.
The incident happened at around 11pm on Sunday night (May 28), when police were alerted to ‘reports of horses loose’ on the A36 between Stapleford and Steeple Langford.
“We received reports of one road traffic collision involving three of the horses and a car,” a spokesperson said.
“Sadly, three of the animals died at the scene.
“The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution.”
The road was closed for a number of hours between Stapleford and Steeple Langford while emergency services attended, they added.
Another horse was tracked down and safely contained while the owners were contacted.