Horses run wild in Basildon

Brentwood Weekly News: The horses in Nevendon Road The horses in Nevendon Road

THERE was some horsing around in Basildon on Friday morning as four foals were caught trotting near to Sainsburys.

Police were alerted to the horses presence at 7.25am after they had been seen walking along Cricketers Way, Eastmayne. It is thought that two of the animals were adult horses and two were younger foals, although it remains a mystery where they came from.

Police rounded up the animals after three police cars were called to the scene. The animals were herded into nearby Nevendon Close by officers before being moved into an outdoor garage space in Church Lane. Police had cordoned off a grassy area alongside Nevendon Close where the horses had taken shelter before they left the scene. It took police four-and-a-half hours to round up the horses.

John Simpson, 70, has been the church warden at nearby St Peter’s Church for six years and he said he first heard a commotion in the early morning.

Mr Simpson, of Bishops Close, said: “It was a real surprise to me. It is not what you expect to see when you look out the front window. The police did a good job of shepherding the horses into the garage area around the back. It is perfect for the horses as it is large and open so they were held there until they were collected after midday.”

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12:12pm Mon 4 Feb 13

JuliaM says...

"...although it remains a mystery where they came from. "

Does it? Really?
"...although it remains a mystery where they came from. " Does it? Really? JuliaM
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12:52pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Lucylu26 says...

My thoughts exactly JuliaM...
My thoughts exactly JuliaM... Lucylu26
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12:55pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

now available as mince, steaks and burgers from the meat counter.....
now available as mince, steaks and burgers from the meat counter..... Cosmo Spring
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1:34pm Mon 4 Feb 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

When i read the headlines i just thought...Nayyyyyy it can't be true.
When i read the headlines i just thought...Nayyyyyy it can't be true. DogsMessInLeigh
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2:23pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Biker One says...

Did the horses 'Do as they Likey'? ..... I'll get my coat!!
Did the horses 'Do as they Likey'? ..... I'll get my coat!! Biker One
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3:09pm Mon 4 Feb 13

babybird0404 says...

Biker One wrote:
Did the horses 'Do as they Likey'? ..... I'll get my coat!!
LOL
[quote][p][bold]Biker One[/bold] wrote: Did the horses 'Do as they Likey'? ..... I'll get my coat!![/p][/quote]LOL babybird0404
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4:25pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Audioman says...

four and half to round up only 4 horses.
I don't think the police are trained in doing that
should have called the mounted branch !!!
four and half to round up only 4 horses. I don't think the police are trained in doing that should have called the mounted branch !!! Audioman
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5:01pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Noteworthy says...

Found near Sainsbury's?

Are supermarkets now experimenting with 'free-range' burgers then?
Found near Sainsbury's? Are supermarkets now experimenting with 'free-range' burgers then? Noteworthy
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5:15pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

Noteworthy wrote:
Found near Sainsbury's?

Are supermarkets now experimenting with 'free-range' burgers then?
you can buy your meat on the hoof now
[quote][p][bold]Noteworthy[/bold] wrote: Found near Sainsbury's? Are supermarkets now experimenting with 'free-range' burgers then?[/p][/quote]you can buy your meat on the hoof now Cosmo Spring
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5:49pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

And remember the supplier, before you polish them off...
And remember the supplier, before you polish them off... Carnabackable
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6:32pm Mon 4 Feb 13

whataday says...

JuliaM wrote:
"...although it remains a mystery where they came from. "

Does it? Really?
Thats exactly what I thought when I read it
[quote][p][bold]JuliaM[/bold] wrote: "...although it remains a mystery where they came from. " Does it? Really?[/p][/quote]Thats exactly what I thought when I read it whataday
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2:15am Tue 5 Feb 13

EcoPatriot says...

They came from behind pitsea mount! There are loads just roaming about!
They came from behind pitsea mount! There are loads just roaming about! EcoPatriot
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6:59pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lastlaugh... says...

Lucylu26 wrote:
My thoughts exactly JuliaM...
Which is? Surely you are not putting the blame on Tescos?
[quote][p][bold]Lucylu26[/bold] wrote: My thoughts exactly JuliaM...[/p][/quote]Which is? Surely you are not putting the blame on Tescos? Lastlaugh...
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7:00pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lastlaugh... says...

Biker One wrote:
Did the horses 'Do as they Likey'? ..... I'll get my coat!!
Yes and put it back on and make sure they tie the straps up at the back...
[quote][p][bold]Biker One[/bold] wrote: Did the horses 'Do as they Likey'? ..... I'll get my coat!![/p][/quote]Yes and put it back on and make sure they tie the straps up at the back... Lastlaugh...
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7:01pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Lastlaugh... says...

whataday wrote:
JuliaM wrote:
"...although it remains a mystery where they came from. "

Does it? Really?
Thats exactly what I thought when I read it
So you thought JuliaM was going to think what the narrow minded little....thought?
[quote][p][bold]whataday[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JuliaM[/bold] wrote: "...although it remains a mystery where they came from. " Does it? Really?[/p][/quote]Thats exactly what I thought when I read it[/p][/quote]So you thought JuliaM was going to think what the narrow minded little....thought? Lastlaugh...
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