Horses rescued from Lanarkshire motorway
The owner of a pair of horses who escaped and ended up on a Lanarkshire motorway might have narrowly avoided having to claim on their equine insurance policy.
A member of the public called the police when the animals were spotted on the grassy verge near the Raith Interchange on the M74, reports STV.
Police were notified by the woman, who then proceeded to take matters into her own hands.
The horses were near to Croftbank Avenue in Bothwell when they were reported to the authorities.
“They were later captured by a member of the public and put into a nearby field. We believe she is trying to find out who owns the horses,” said a spokeswoman from Strathclyde Police.
Last month, an equine racing in the Isle of Wight Grand National escaped from the track and was eventually found on a nearby railway line, reported Isle of Wight Radio.
Those with horses who regularly go astray might want to consider taking out equine insurance to help them pay for treatment if their animal is injured.