Police investigate after groom injured and horse killed after van collision in Shotley

By Derek Davis

9th Dec 2021 | Local News

Stretch of road close to horse and van incident
Stretch of road close to horse and van incident

Police enquiries are continuing after a horse died and a young groom was slightly injured and very upset after a van collided with them in Shotley.

The groom was leading the horse ready to cross the B1456 between Shotley and Shotley Gate when the horse was struck by the van and was killed.

Although the groom was relatively unscathed and suffered minor bruising, she was left deeply upset and traumatised by the incident, according to someone close to her.

Police have confirmed no arrests have been made, a road traffic collision report has been filed and enquiries continue into the incident, which happened on November 24, between 7am and 8am.

To contact Suffolk police:

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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