Officer injured in fatal police horse accident discharged from hospital

An officer injured in a fatal accident whilst on patrol with a police horse in Blackpool has been discharged from hospital.

Friday, 10th May 2019, 4:37 pm
Morecambe, 11, was fatally injured whilst on duty at a League One match between Blackpool and Fleetwood Town on April 22.

Police horse Morecambe died on duty and its rider injured in a "tragic accident" at a football match between Blackpool and Fleetwood Town on April 22.

The horse, named Morecambe, was fatally injured when it fell on to a metal pole.

The 11-year-old animal suffered a serious stomach injury and died at the scene on Seasiders Way.

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Its rider was airlifted to hospital after falling from the stricken horse and becoming trapped between the animal and the side of a horsebox.

Lancashire Police have confirmed that the injured officer has since been discharged from hospital.

"The officer is back home where he is continuing his recovery", said a spokesman for Lancashire Police.