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Horse loose on the M25 dies after being hit by lorry

A horse loose on the M25 has died after it was hit by a lorry. Highways bosses issued a warning when the pony was spotted on the grass verge of Europe's busiest ring road.

Credit: Highways England

The pony suffered a broken leg when it was hit by a HGV lorry and had to later be put down at the roadside. Screens were put up around the horse as highways officers tried to keep it calm but a vet said its injuries were too severe.

It was first spotted by Highways England at around 5.45am this morning at junction 3 to Swanley, south east London who closed one lane to deal with the incident.