Horse put down after hit-and-run in Katesbridge

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A horse has been put down after it was struck by a lorry in County Down on Saturday, police have revealed.

A man riding the horse suffered minor injuries following the accident at Ballyrooney Road in Katesbridge.

They were hit by a white flatbed lorry which failed to stop. The horse's injuries were so severe that it had to be put down.

Appealing for information, police said the lorry would have been badly damaged in the crash.