Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have provided an update after a trailer carrying six horses overturned in Herefordshire on Sunday evening.

The trailer overturned on the A40 near Ross-on-Wye.

A spokesperson for Bromyard Fire Station (Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service) said:

“Large Animal Rescue Team from Bromyard Fire Station, working with our colleagues from Whitchurch & Ross-on-Wye Fire Station, we called to a collision last night on the A40 dual carriageway.

“The collision involved a twin axle trailer carrying 6 horses. The trailer had overturned on the carriageway and was on its side.

“The road was closed by the police so the rescue could take place.

“All six horses were were released from the trailer and transferred to other awaiting horse boxes. 

“Dan from Belmont Farm & Equine Vets at Ledbury was on scene to check all of the horses for injuries and their well-being after their ordeal.

“All six  are expected to make a full recovery.”