A rider is in a critical condition in hospital and a horse was put down following an incident on a road.
Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses and trying to find a vehicle they believe may have been involved, after the rider suffered life-changing injuries at Gangers Hill, Woldingham, at around 4.30pm on Saturday (4 April).
A police spokesman said officers were called to the scene following reports of an injured horse and rider. A vet also attended.
“The horse sadly had to be put down and the rider was taken to hospital with life-changing injuries,” he said.
“Enquiries are ongoing to find out more information and locate a potential vehicle.”
A spokesman for the South East Coast Ambulance Service said ambulance crews attended and the rider was taken to St George’s Hospital.
The police spokesman said the rider remained in a critical condition today (6 April).
“We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything or have any further information or dashcam footage to contact us quoting reference number PR/20075656,” he said.
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