Horse dies when it broke loose from a field and was hit by a van on the A47 at Wisbech

Police closed the road for three hours after a horse was hit on the A47 at Wisbech

Police closed the road for three hours after a horse was hit on the A47 at Wisbech - Credit: Archant

A horse died after horses ran onto the A47 at Wisbech when they broke loose from a field.

One of the animals was hit by a Transit van.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: “We were called at about 6.30am on Sunday to the A47 at Elm Hall, Wisbech.

“One horse had been hit by a vehicle and a further six were on the road.

“Officers moved the horses back into a field. The road was closed for about three hours while this took place and the deceased horse was removed from the road.”