Police thank volunteers after horses rescued in the middle of night from busy A16

Horses rescued from busy A16.
Horses rescued from busy A16.

TWO horses have been rescued from the busy A16.

Shortly after midnight on Friday, into Saturday morning, two horses were seen loose on the A16 at Keal Coates after they escaped from a field.

Spilsby beat manager Pc Paula Young is full of praise for local residents who came to help, providing tack, expertise in catching and a bed for the night for both horses until the owner was traced.

Pc Young said: “Police frequently receive calls about loose sheep, dogs or other animals on the roads but, in this incident, it was two large horses on the busy A16 in the dark and the consequences could have been very serious.

“I would like to thank the passing motorists and local residents who provided great assistance in catching the horses and taking them to a place of safety, despite it being the middle of the night. It was heart-warming to see such community spirit and I know the owner of the horses is immensely grateful that no harm came to road-users or her animals as a result.”