A HORSE has been injured following a crash on Durham Road, Lanchester.

The accident happened at around 4pm on Monday and involved a lorry.

It is believed the wagon was attempting to overtake the horse and its female rider when the vehicle clipped the horse’s leg.

The 12-year old girl was uninjured, the horse sustained minor injuries and was checked over by a vet.

PC Dave Brawn, from the Roads Policing Unit said: “The child was obviously shaken up by this incident.

"The driver of the HGV stopped briefly however soon left without leaving any details, we are keen to trace this individual."

  • Anyone who witnessed the accident or has dashcam footage is asked to contact PC Dave Brawn on Durham Police's non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 260 of February 11.