Ipswich: Two horses killed after escaping on to A14 and walking into path of traffic

TWO horses have died after escaping from their field and walking on to the A14 in the early hours of today.

Suffolk police received reports of five animals walking down the slip road at junction 53, Whitehouse, Ipswich on to the east bound carriageway at around 1.18am.

The horses were thought to be walking into the path of the oncoming traffic, according to reports from motorists.

A police spokesman told the Star two of the horses had been hit and died at the scene.

He said the other three animals were secured and are now back in the care of their owners.

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“Unfortunately the driver of the vehicle did not stop, so we are appealing for them to get in contact today,” he said. “If they were driving an HGV they may not be aware they hit the animals.

“The A14 was closed while officers dealt with the incident.

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“The road reopened at 4am.”

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