Horse shot by Cambridgeshire Police after B1166 crash
- 9 December 2013
- From the section Cambridgeshire
An injured horse has been shot dead by police after being hit by a car in Cambridgeshire.
The horse was one of two loose on the B1166 in Parson Drove, near Wisbech, involved in an accident with two cars at about 06:20 GMT.
A police spokesman said one of them ran off, but the other had to be put down at the scene.
Firearms officers consulted a vet before shooting the animal, he added. Neither driver was injured.
The road was closed in both directions following the incident and reopened shortly before 09:00 GMT.
The horse's owner has been contacted, police said.