Police move on 'horse fair' at Pontefract Park

Police say they moved on a travellers' horse fair that took place at Pontefract Park on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, 22nd June 2020, 4:50 pm
The unofficial horse fair at Pontefract Park. (photo by Paul Julian)

Eye witnesses say there were about 150 people turned up at the park with around 40 horses being made available to buy.

Sign up to our daily Wakefield Express Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Many of them were tethered to the barriers for the race course track.

West Yorkshire Police confirm they were called and that a police car turned up at the site to request that the group move on, which they did.

Horses were tethered to the race course barriers. (photo by Paul Julian)