A woman has been fined after taking her horse into a McDonald's restaurant.
She was initially refused service while in the saddle in the drive-through lane of the branch in Whitefield, Greater Manchester on Saturday.
She then led the animal inside, where it defecated on the floor, before police were called.
A statement posted on the Facebook page of Greater Manchester Police's Whitefield Division read: "The staff refused to serve the woman due to company policy. The woman then took the horse into the restaurant, who ended up doing his business on the floor.
"The sight and smell of this caused obvious distress and upset to customers trying to eat, as well as staff members.
"Officers arrived at the location and woman was issued a fixed penalty notice for causing alarm and distress to other customers and staff."
In the last hour news has surfaced of a development of this scandal here in the UK.
Now there is the suspicion that horsemeat from Yorkshire has been sold in kebabs and burgers purporting to be beef.
Two premises have been raided - that's the word used by the food standards agency. One in west Yorkshire, and one in west Wales. The plant in Yorkshire is in Todmorden and it is owned by Peter Boddy, who I have just spoken to. He said:
It was not a raid - they are welcome to visit whenever they want, they just wanted to see my records which I will be showing them.
He told me that he does slaughter horses at his plant , and that the meat is sold in the UK.
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson said it was "unacceptable" for any business to defraud the public, and that he "expected the full force of the law" to be brought against any company found to be selling horsemeat as beef.
"This is absolutely shocking. It’s totally unacceptable if any business in the UK is defrauding the public by passing off horsemeat as beef", he said. "I expect the full force of the law to be brought down on anyone involved in this kind of activity".
A pony has been rescued after it fell down a well in Somerset. More than thirty firefighters and other rescue workers came to the aid of the animal before they managed to pull her to safety using a winch. She's now back with her owners, safe and well.