Loose horses bolt through central London

Two loose horses have been seen running around central London, one of which appeared to be covered in blood.

The animals, wearing saddles and bridles, were seen running in the road near Aldwych on Wednesday morning.

Pictures and videos of the horses were shared on social media, one of which showed a black 4×4 with blue lights following the animals.

London horse incident
The white horse appeared to have been injured, with blood visible on its body and legs (Jordan Pettit/PA)

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We are aware of a number of horses on the loose in central London.

“We are working with colleagues in the Army to locate them.”