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Rescued horse taken on a Cardiff bus to be reunited with owners

The horse was collected by its owners after being put on a bus towards the University Hospital of Wales.

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A horse was taken on a bus ride in Cardiff after being found loose on a busy road.

Police were called at 6.30pm on Thursday to a loose horse, who was then transported by bus to a safe location to be collected by its owner.

Posting about the horse on Twitter, South Wales Police said: “A loose horse on the ‘mane’ A48 Eastern Ave decided it wanted to ‘stirrup’ a little trouble but in doing so it risked falling ‘foal’ of the law.”

Tony Bishop, operations manager at Cardiff Bus, said: “Cardiff Bus worked in partnership with South Wales Police to ensure the safety of the horse and other road users.

“Due to the A48 being such a busy road, the decision was made to transport the horse to a safe location and wait for the owner to come to collect it.

“The horse was accompanied on the five-minute journey to the Heath Park and Ride by the lady who helped to rescue him and was shortly after reunited with its owner.

“It was an eventful night for all involved and thankfully had a very happy ending!”