Escaped horse spotted in Marehay

POLICE have been informed after early morning dog walkers and people heading into work spotted an escaped horse by the side of the road.

The black Welsh cob-type horse was spotted on a grass verge near to Derby Road, Marehay, close to the Midland Car Centre and a car wash at 8.30am on Tuesday, December 27.

One man, who was driving his partner to work in Ripley, said police told him when he contacted them that they were aware of the horse after receiving other calls.