Horses safe after dawn gallop through southern Sydney

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 09:30:21 AM

PLEASE NOTE: An image of officers with one of the horses has been uploaded to NSW Police social media sites.

Three horses have been safely returned to their paddock after escaping and galloping along main roads through Sans Souci and Taren Point this morning.

Motorists began calling Triple Zero (000) about 5.15am today (Tuesday 14 February 2023), reporting three horses were loose on Rocky Point Road.

The horses were then reported to be heading south – at one point running across the Captain Cook Bridge – with oncoming vehicles having to swerve to avoid them.

Officers from St George Police Area Command and Traffic and Highway Patrol Command used their vehicles to safely direct the horses off the bridge onto Woodlands Road and Alexander Road to an industrial complex in Production Road at Taren Point.

Officers used ropes to tether the horses, with carrots deployed to the scene until the owner could be alerted.

All three horses have now been retrieved and are safely back in their paddock.

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