A horse was killed in a collision on the M25 yesterday (Wednesday 17 November) after escaping from a horsebox.

The horse got onto the motorway at junction 30, Great Warley, Essex, at around 10.15am, where it was then hit by another vehicle. A police spokesman told H&H it was unclear how the horse found its way onto the road.

A vet was called to the scene. The horse had broken its leg so was put down at around 10.50am.

The road was closed for around an hour while the body was removed.