Police officers successfully round up four escaped horses

Four officers from Swindon’s North East policing team spent their morning rounding up four horses that bolted from their field this morning.

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This morning’s round-up operation was successful, with all four horses safely corralled and returned to their owner.

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They bolted after someone went shooting in a nearby field, without informing the land owner, causing the horses to panic and bolt.

A police spokesperson said: “Thank you to those members of the public that kept us updated as to where they were as the horses ran along major routes from Stanton Fitzwarren to Stratton.”