A police horse died today yesterday (22nd April) after being injured in Blackpool.
Police horse ‘Morecambe’ slipped and fell against some metal barriers at a pedestrian crossing on Seasiders Way at around 5:20pm on Bank Holiday Monday following the Blackpool vs Fleetwood football fixture.
As a result of the fall, he suffered a serious injury to his stomach and despite receiving urgent medical attention from a vet, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Morecambe’s rider was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital with some injuries.
It is believed he fell into the side of a horse box after Morecambe was injured.
A spokesperson for Lancashire Police confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances and that it was a tragic accident.
Ch Insp Sue Bushell of Lancashire Constabulary’s Mounted branch, said:
“We are all completely devastated by the loss of Morecambe in such tragic circumstances.
“The horses are a big part of our police family and Morecambe will be sorely missed by his riders and many colleagues from across the force.
“Our thoughts remain with our injured colleague at this extremely difficult time.”
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