Two horses killed in Aldbrough road crash

Two horses were killed when they were struck by vehicles in East Yorkshire.

Humberside Police said a number of animals had strayed on to the B1238 between Aldbrough and Sproatley on Wednesday evening.

A helicopter from RAF Leconfield and coastguards, who provided lighting, were sent to the scene to help police tackle the situation.

At least two animals were hit by four vehicles. Two people were also hurt in the accident.

Mike Green, from the Coastguard, said: "It was unusual for coastguards to get involved with road traffic accidents.

"Coastguards were called on to provide lighting and we had the rescue helicopter from [RAF] Leconfield in case there were casualties that required airlifting to hospital."

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