Horse dies following crash in Essex

POLICE are looking for the owner of a pony which was killed in a crash today in north east Essex.A blue Jaguar XJ Sport collided with the animal on the Clacton-bound carriageway of the A133, near to the junction of Colchester Road, at about 1am today.

POLICE are looking for the owner of a pony which was killed in a crash today in north east Essex.

A blue Jaguar XJ Sport collided with the animal on the Clacton-bound carriageway of the A133, near to the junction of Colchester Road, at about 1am today.

The car driver was uninjured but the pony was killed after it came to land on the central reservation.

It was recovered and the section of the road was reopened by 3am.

The horse was black with a small white fleck on its head and had a red bridle set around its head. It also had distinctive black feathering on its feet.

Police want to hear from the owner of the horse, or any other witnesses to the crash.

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People with information should call Clacton Police on 01255 221312.

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