Police escort roaming pony from busy Yorkshire motorway

Police were called to a major stretch of Yorkshire motorway on Saturday night due to an unlikely visitor.

A pony had to be rescued from the motorway

A Shetland pony was spotted on the M62 around junction 26 at Chain Bar, meaning traffic officers were forced to put a rolling road block in place until it could be safely removed.

Police were called just before midnight and the road block remained in place for around 20 minutes.

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West Yorkshire Police Command Hub tweeted: "We don’t only deal with criminals - this little Shetland Pony decided the M62 was a good play ground tonight!"