Video: Heroic Shetland pony that led police on hilarious chases and escaped four times is finally captured by authorities - and PUT DOWN

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The adorable pony, affectionately named the Shetland Shergar, won the hearts of the nation after the video emerged of him leading police on a fantastic car chase.

But after escaping one too many times, the cute pony ran away from police and into a nearby slurry pit. Vets decided to put him down to prevent him from a distressing death after inhaling the slurry in Charlwood, Surrey.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: “A chestnut Shetland pony was reported running loose on Jan 28 at 11.50am in Partridge Lane, Newdigate.