Stansted Airport is using Suffolk Punches to help it manage woodland at the end of the runway. The Essex airport owns the 40 hectare site and says it wants to encourage wildlife. The horses are helping to remove felled wood, which is recycled or used as fuel for the terminal building.
Police are still investigating the death of a woman who was killed by a horse at a travellers site in Kent.
The 53 year-old's body was found on Friday in a field near Darent Valley Hospital.
From there, Paul Brand sent this report.
From London Tonight reporter Paul Brand:
For the past couple of hours police officers have been chatting to travellers at the site where the woman was killed last week.
We have been advised not to go onto the site but police confirmed that the woman's body was found in a field at the back of the camp.
A couple who run a riding school next door have been keen to make clear it was not one of their horses that was involved in the incident.
A statement from Darent Valley Hospital has been released concerning the death of a woman in a field nearby. Her body was discovered on Friday.
“We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the lady who was killed in this tragic incident.
She came into the Emergency Department at Darent Valley late on Thursday evening, was assessed and was admitted to our Clinical Decisions Unit. Doctors advised her to stay in hospital for further treatment. However, she took the decision to leave the hospital.”
The results of a post mortem examination are expected today after a woman was believed to have been killed by a horse in Kent. The body of the 53 year old, who was from Gravesend, was found in a field in Darenth Wood Road near to Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.
A woman is believed to have been killed by a horse in a field close to a hospital in Kent.
The body of the 53 year old who was from Gravesend, was discovered in the field in Darenth Woods in Dartford.
It's thought she may've been a patient at Darent Valley Hospital. Toby Sadler sent this report from the scene.
A woman is believed to have been killed by a stallion in a field close to a hospital in Kent.
The 53-year-old's body was discovered in the field in Darenth Wood Road, near to Darent Valley Hospital, in Dartford.
A police spokesman said the death of the woman, from Gravesend, is not being treated as suspicious. He said the horse had not been put down following the discovery of the woman's body, although it's believed the stallion may have caused her death.
Kent Police are preparing a report for the coroner.