Cumbria

Horses hit by car on M6 sliproad in Cumbria killed

Two horses were killed and their riders injured when they were hit by a car on a sliproad off the M6 in Cumbria.

Cumbria Police said the car had left the motorway at junction 39, near Shap, just before 1815 BST on Friday.

A male rider in his 60s suffered a minor head injury and serious chest and leg injuries. A woman in her 50s suffered minor knee injuries.

The car driver, a man in his 70s from the Wigan area, was arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving.

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