Traffic blocked on M1 in Leicestershire due to a stray horse

The M1 in Leicestershire was blocked in both directions due to a stray horse this morning.

The incident took place between J21A and J22 of the motorway. Traffic officers attended the scene and worked with emergency services to resolve the incident.

Highways England tweeted at 10.15am this morning: “The horse has now safely been contained, and traffic on both carriageways has been released. Congestion remains in the area but should now start to ease.”

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