TRAFFIC was backed up this afternoon as police try to catch a runaway horse.

Cars trying to get to the hospital were sat in gridlock on Odstock Hill earlier this afternoon, and at 5pm Simone Clarke said she was stuck for ten minutes.

She said the horse ran off towards the hospital and police were trying to catch it.

Simone said: "It's not that interesting compared to other local news at the moment, but it was slightly exciting and amusing - but it could be very dangerous."