Glasgow & West Scotland

Horse rescued after trailer overturns on M77

Horse being led from box Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Henry the horse was rescued after the accident on the M77

A horse was rescued after the trailer it was travelling in overturned on the M77 in Glasgow on Saturday morning.

Two lanes were blocked following the incident on the southbound carriageway between Junction 3 (Nitshill Road) and Junction 4 (Crookfur).

Police Scotland's mounted branch worked with road policing officers and the fire service to release the horse from the overturned box.

The animal, called Henry, had minor superficial injuries.

The incident led to long tailbacks on the motorway.

The road was fully reopened shortly before 11:00.

Image copyright Traffic Scotland
Image caption The accident happened between Junction 3 (Nitshill Road) and Junction 4 (Crookfur) on Saturday morning