Shropshire Star

'Horse and trap racing' on A53 behind two-hour closure of major road

Witnesses say 'trap racing' was behind the closure of a major A-road in north Shropshire.

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The A53 was closed between Tern Hill and Hodnet on Saturday. Photo: Google

The A53 between Hodnet and Tern Hill was closed for around two hours on Saturday as police dealt with what witnesses are reporting as horse and trap racing.

One witness said they spotted between 20 and 30 vehicles between the Tern Hill and Hodnet roundabout on the A53, half of which were pulling horse boxes.

"[We] witnessed three horses with carts on the back racing down the road with police following," they added.