A spokesperson for the Met’s mounted branch has confirmed that all of their horses are safe and well, despite coming under attack from small groups of mindless thugs over the weekend.
Various videos have been shared on social media of morons throwing multiple items at the police horses and their riders, as the specialist unit of the Met Police was tasked with trying to maintain law and order during the protests over the weekend.
A spokesperson for the Unit said:
“Recently, there have been some speculation and videos regarding our amazing police horses across social media.
“I am pleased to report that our horses are healthy and have been thoroughly checked over.
“Thank you for your kind words and support”.
The news will be welcomed by many of the kind-hearted well-wishers who have asked about the condition of the horses.
Last week, a mounted officer was knocked from her horse after it bolted as mindless thugs threw missiles, including rocks, fireworks and bottles, at police horses.
The officer sustained serious injuries, including a collapsed lung and is still in hospital trying to recover from her injuries.
Police Horse ‘Olive’ made her own way back to her stables following the incident and was not injured.
A crowdfunding page has been set up for her riding and has now raised £14,021. The initial target was £275.
Image credit: @MetTaskForce | Twitter
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