Two young horses were killed after their horsebox overturned in a crash on the M25.

Police were called at around 8.50pm yesterday (October 7) to an area between junctions 24 and 25 on the M25 near Enfield, after reports a dark volkswagen touran had collided with a horse box towed by a van.

The horse box, carrying two five-month old foals, overturned and the driver left the scene, police said.

A horse was killed in the crash and the second had to be put down due to injuries it suffered.

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There have been no arrests and enquiries continue, police added.

Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command are investigating and would like to speak with anyone who saw the crash or captured it on dash cam.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 1969/07Oct.