Live updates

Police horse dies after tragic accident at football match

Morecambe and the other horses were described as "a big part of our police family". Credit: Lancs Police Mounted/ Twitter

A police horse has died and his rider has been injured in what police say was a tragic accident in Blackpool.

The horse, who was called Morecambe, collided with a metal pole on Seasiders Way and died at the scene.

Morecambe’s rider has been taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital with some injuries.

Chief Inspector Sue Bushell said the team were all "completely devastated".

Our thoughts remain with our injured colleague at this extremely difficult time.

– Ch Insp Sue Bushell, Lancashire Constabulary’s Mounted branch

Advertisement

Blackpool fans return to Bloomfield Road after four year boycott

Thousands of Blackpool fans have made an emotional return to Bloomfield Road this afternoon.

It is four years and more than two hundred games since supporters began a boycott over the running of the club. Today is the first home game since the Oyston family were removed from the helm.

Advertisement

Load more updates