There are several reports on social media this afternoon (9th June) that the horse from the Met’s Mounted Unit that bolted on Saturday evening, PH ‘Olive’ during violent protests in London, has died.
However, Emergency Services News can exclusively reveal that this is not true.
The police horse ‘Olive’ bolted after a small group of violent demonstrators threw various missiles, including fireworks, flares, rocks and bottles, at the Met’s Mounted Branch.
This was after the mounted branch was forced to charge at the small group of violent demonstrators after they had started to throw missiles at police officers who were stationed outside Whitehall.
The rider of PH ‘Olive’ ended up being struck by some street furniture as the horse bolted.
The rider sustained serious injuries as a result of the impact, including a collapsed lung.
The horse made its own way back to the stables after the incident.
At around 16:00 hours this afternoon, some twitter accounts were falsely claiming that PH ‘Olive’ had ‘died’ following a ‘heart failure’.
The tweets quickly started to go viral, with hundreds of people being understandably upset at the reports.
However, emergency services news understands that this is not the case and that the horse is safe and well.
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