27th September 2021

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Llanelli road closure as loose horses run wild

The main B4304 road near the Llanelli Wetlands Centre has been closed as a result of three horses on the loose in the area. The incident began on Monday evening, (Sep 5) when the horses got onto the main road causing some disruption to traffic. A bystander at the scene told us that the police were called to deal with the incident as well as the RSPCA and officers from Carmarthenshire County Council.

One local resident told Llanelli Online that they believed the horses had come from the site of a traveller community and that police had attended the site to try and gather some information regarding the ownership of the horses. No one claimed responsibility for the horses and so the decision was made to close the road.

Speaking to Llanelli Online today, Tuesday (Sep 5) Head of Highways, Stephen Pilliner, said: “We received a call at approximately 11pm yesterday advising that several horses were loose on the highway. With assistance from colleagues in animal health and police, the horses were relocated to a nearby field. The road was closed whilst we dealt with the incident but re-opened at 9.30am this morning.”

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: Police attended the B4304 to a report of three horses on the road at just before 6pm on Monday, September 4. The road was closed over concerns a collision might occur. Two members of the public helped officers keep the horses off the road until the closure was put in place.

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