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Eight people, including 12-year-old boy, injured by horse at Pembrokeshire show

Credit: Western Telegraph

Eight people, including a 12-year-old boy, have been injured after an incident involving a loose horse at the Pembrokeshire County Show.

The horse is believed to have threw off its rider and jumped a fence into the crowd at the showground. It is thought to have been on the loose for around 15 minutes.

Eight people were hurt - with five people taken to hospital with injuries which police say are not believed to be life-threatening.

Among the injured taken to hospital are a 12-year-old boy and an 83-year-old man.

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Police and paramedics sealed off the walkway as casualties were treated on the floor. The air ambulance later arrived at the scene. In a statement, they said the incident is on-going.

One witness said: "An out-of-control horse jumped into the crowd from the horse area, several people are reported to have been injured as it galloped through the trade stands.

"The area has now been closed off, people being treated, and a vet is attending to the horse."

The Air Ambulance was called to the scene Credit: Wales News Service

One witness said: "An out-of-control horse jumped into the crowd from the horse area, several people are reported to have been injured as it galloped through the trade stands.

"The area has now been closed off, people being treated, and a vet is attending to the horse."

More than 100,000 visitors attend the three day event which is the biggest county agricultural show in Wales.

A spokesman for the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society said: "We can confirm there has been an incident. We are working with the emergency services and six casualties are being assessed by the Welsh Ambulance Service."

The Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society's Trustees, Mike Davies, said: 'At the moment our thoughts are with those who were injured.'

'We also want to thank the emergency services who were on the scene very quickly and assisted the injured.'

Mr Davies added that there will be a full review into the circumstances of the incident.