The Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch is mourning the loss of one of its horses that sadly passed away while policing the Notting Hill Carnival.
The horse collapsed at around 21:00 hours yesterday evening (28th August).
A spokesperson for the Met said that it is ‘too early’ to determine a cause of death and that an investigation will now follow. The name of the horse has not yet been released.
In a statement, the Met Police spokesperson added:
‘Officers from a very close bond with the animals they serve alongside.
‘Our thoughts are with all our mounted branch colleagues tonight.’
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