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A man tried to board a train at Wrexham station with a pony in tow — and rumours are the pair had already visited a town centre pub and local hospital’s A&E department.

Then after a conductor refused him entry, the man returned to the ticket booth where he tried to buy two tickets — for himself and the animal.

An Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) spokeswoman said: “Horses and ponies, which may pose a risk to the general public, are not permitted to travel.

“Only dogs, and small animals in a fully enclosed basket or pet carrier, can travel on our trains.”

CCTV camera footage shows the man at the ticket booth with the grey pony waiting patiently behind as he tries to buy the fares and then on the platform.

The man was attempting to travel on Saturday’s 7pm service to Holyhead on Anglesey with his pony.

And H&H has been told that the man had also taken the pony to a town centre pub and then on to Wrexham Maelor General Hospital.