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Illegal motorist chased down by police in horseback

A motorist was left with a long face when he was chased down in his car - by police on horseback.

Mounted officers were forced to give chase after they tried to stop a car in Bristol city centre but the driver tried to get away.

Once they managed to stop the vehicle, the driver was then found to have no license or insurance. Drugs and a knife were also recovered.

The incident, was put out on Twitter yesterday by an officer, who then went on to explain what happened to local paper The Bristol Post.

Avon and Somerset Police horses Credit: Avon

Sad news for foal found on Christmas Day

Chancer did make it back on all fours but later his condition deteriorated Credit: RSPCA

A foal that was rescued from a field in Cinderford on Christmas Day in a very poorly state had to be put down on New Year's Day.

Chancer, as he was named, was thought to be rallying and even managed to stand up by himself, but he suddenly got worse.

Sadly Chancer was put to sleep by the specialist equine vet late on January 1 when his condition suddenly deteriorated. The vet at Three Counties Equine Hospital, near Tewkesbury decided it was the kindest thing to stop him suffering. We would like to thank everyone involved in Chancer's rescue, it was an incredible joint effort to help this little foal and give him the best possible chance. We’d also like to thank the staff at the equine hospital for the round-the-clock care they gave Chancer.

– RSPCA Spokesperson

The RSPCA is investigating and is appealing for anyone who knows Chancer's owner to contact Acting Chief Inspector Hayward on 0300 1238018.

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Horse charity changes life of autistic boy

The charity "Horses and Handprints" in Ilminster has transformed the life of six-year-old Ollie Wilson Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A charity in Somerset has completely changed the life of a six-year-old autistic boy.

Ollie Wilson's parents said days out were almost impossible because of their son's behavioural difficulties. But with the help of Horseshoes and Handprints near Ilminster, they've seen him smile for the first time.

Police hunt driver of red Vauxhall Zafira

The girls weren't hurt in the incident Credit: ITV News

Police hunting a motorist who failed to stop following an incident involving three young girls and their ponies, say they are trying to trace the driver of a red Vauxhall Zafira.

Car repairers in the Taunton area are being asked to look out for the vehicle.

The car's windscreen was smashed in the incident, when it hit one of the horses.

The ponies were so spooked, one panicked and ran at the vehicle.

The man at the wheel then put his foot down and drove off without evening speaking to the terrified children, who were aged between eight and 13.

The incident happened in Pussy Cat Lane, Upper Cheddon, at about 3.30pm on Sunday.

Pony riders relive the moment a car drove into them

Three young girls have been re-living the terrifying moment a motorist drove into them as they rode their ponies along a country lane near Taunton.

Fortunately the girls were unharmed - although, they were left severely shaken. One of the animal's hooves broke the car's windscreen. Police are now investigating. Richard Payne reports on what is a far from isolated experience.

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