Police horse and rider injured in crash with a car in Bristol

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Rocky was seriously injured in the incident on Friday. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

A police horse is still being treated at an equine hospital after being injured in a collision with a car in Bristol.

Avon and Somerset Police say the incident with a blue Ford Focus happened just before 2:30pm on Friday 8 July on Beggar Bush Lane.

The horse's rider was taken to hospital for assessment but is now recovering at home.

The car driver, a man in his 70s, was also taken to hospital with some injuries, not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing, and has also been discharged.

The horse, named Rocky, was seriously injured and is being cared for at a specialist equine hospital.

He’s a five-year-old chestnut Irish Draft cross and was on patrol with his stable-mate Platinum, who was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage.