Equine escapee causes 999 calls to police

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POLICE were called out after an escaped horse darted into a main road during rush hour.

Officers went to Havant Road, Emsworth, at about 8.10am after reports of the pony trotting into traffic.

The animal had escaped from a field close to the Warblington roundabout.

There were no reports of the pony being in collision with any vehicles.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘Traffic was not diverted. It darted into the road once or twice, but was not standing in the road. It was mostly on the verge.’

By 8.35am it had been returned to the field.