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Owner of runaway horse found in Cheltenham is sought

Police in Cheltenham are searching for the owner of a horse which was found on the loose in the town.

Officers were called to Tewkesbury Road on Thursday afternoon after a number of calls reporting the distressed animal.

The road was closed for a short time while the horse was captured. Police are appealing for the owner to come forward and claim it.

It is described as a bay (brown) mare, of approximately 16 hands tall with a white marking on its forehead.

"The horse had a dark blue rug on its back but no harness," a police spokesman said.

"We also ask that anyone coming forward to claim the horse present their horse passport as proof.

"At present it is kindly being looked after by a local landowner."

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