Nearly 160 horses rounded up in Dudley

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Almost 160 horses have been rounded up from the streets of Dudley since a pilot project run by police began a year ago in a bid to quell the number of stray beasts in the area.

The number of calls about the stray animals has also dropped with fewer sightings reported by the council, according to the local law enforcement.

Police struggled to get the project off the ground initially and had to use the help of local vets in the area to try and round up the stray beasts wandering the streets.

Sergeant Cliff Tomkinson told the Express and Star that the problem had been much bigger than it was first thought and officers have been shocked at the number of horses needing care.

"We are really pleased with how it has gone. I don't think we realised how big the problem was. But we've got a hold on it now and the number of calls have been dropping," he continued.

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