TWENTY-four-year-old mother Stephanie Ward and her four-year-old daughter Samantha Ford were killed as they walked beside a horse last night.

The horse was killed by a collision with a blue Peugeot 306 on the B1169 at Leverington Common, Leverington, near Wisbech, at 5.55pm.

The nine-year-old girl who was riding was injured along with a second woman, aged 37.

The 18-year-old car driver suffered minor injuries, and his passengers – a 57-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man, all from the Wisbech area – were uninjured.

If you have any information about the incident, call police on 0845 456 4564, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.