Horse 'led down M62 to services' after stricken horsebox closes motorway

A horse was led down the M62 to a service station on Friday, a motorway officer said.

PC Martin Willis - who has a huge following on Twitter - often shares events from his shifts on the M62 across West Yorkshire.

On Friday, he said a horse was led to Hartshead Moor services after its horse box was "stricken".

The officer joked that the horse was "very well behaved" and probably relieved to have "a change of scenery".

PC Martin Willis - who has a huge following on Twitter - often shares events from his shifts on the M62 across West Yorkshire.

PC Willis said: "Watching a horse being led to Hartshead Moor services, down a closed motorway was a bit surreal!

"However, this speeded up the recovery operation of the stricken horse box.

"The horse was also very well behaved and was probably very relieved to have a change of scenery!"

Twitter users praised the quick thinking of all involved.

PC Martin Willis - who has a huge following on Twitter - often shares events from his shifts on the M62 across West Yorkshire.

One said: "So glad there was neigh problems and you kept a stable mind throughout."