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West Mercia Police are appealing for information about a car involved in an incident which left two horse-riders injured.

The two horses were being ridden along Gannow Green Lane, Rubery, heading in the direction of Frankley,from Chapmans Hill, at approximately  2pm on Tuesday 7thJune.

As they approached the entrance to Waseley Hills Country Park, a vehicle approached at speed from behind, causing the second horse to bolt and collide with the lead horse. As a result both horses fell, dismounting their riders.

The first rider, a woman in her 50s from Northfield, suffered concussion and an injured arm, and the second, a man in his 30s from Stirchley, a broken leg. His injury is potentially life-changing, and will require surgery.

Both riders, who were luckily wearing hard hats, went to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for treatment.

One of the horses suffered superficial injuries to its legs.

PC Glenn Rees of West Mercia Police said: “The first rider approached the car which was stationary at that point. It then immediately reversed off at speed in the direction of Dayhouse Bank.

“The vehicle is described as British Racing Green in colour, and was possibly a Rover or a Renault Megane.”

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact PC Rees on 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 676-s-070611.

Drivers are reminded to give horses are unpredictable and easily startled. Drivers need to give them a wide berth, go slowly and be prepared to stop if necessary.


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