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WATCH: Military horses bolt through Central London for a second time, colliding with black taxi

Updated: Jul 2

Image credit: X / @Davenoisome

Three military horses bolted through central London on Monday morning, marking the second occurrence in three months of Army animals breaking loose in the capital.

The incident occurred during a routine exercise involving six horses from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, managed by five soldiers.

The trouble began when the lead horse, being led rather than ridden, was spooked by a London bus and broke free. This led to two soldiers being unseated, with their mounts also escaping.

Dashcam footage from a London black taxi captured one of the horses colliding with the bonnet of the cab at a junction on Lupus Street in Pimlico.

When asked whether he was okay and whether the incident was a shock, the taxi driver replied: “Little bit, but the main thing is the horse is okay.”

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “We’re aware that a number of horses were loose in central London and worked with the Army to locate them.

“We’re pleased to confirm that all of the horses have been accounted for. We are continuing to liaise with the Army.”

More to follow…


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