Police are hunting the driver of a car which deliberately reversed into a horse and cart in Hull on Wednesday.
The horse was pulling a child in a cart in Greenwood Avenue at 10.45am yesterday, when a silver Jeep abruptly reversed into it without warning.
The incident was captured in shocking dashcam footage which horrified viewers.
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The Jeep had overtaken the cart on Greenwood Avenue shortly before the incident and a dashcam video circulating on social media shows the driver angrily slamming his vehicle into the horse and cart.
Humberside Police have revealed both the horse and rider suffered minor injuries and have appealed for the driver of the Jeep to contact them.
A Humberside Police spokesman said: "We are aware of footage circulating on social media, appearing to show a vehicle reversing into a horse.
"On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at around 10:45am, a collision was reported between a car and a horse rider and her horse. This took place on Greenwood Avenue, in Hull and the vehicle is reported to have failed to stop.
"Both the horse and the rider are reported to have sustained minor injuries.
"We are investigating this report and would firstly appeal for the driver of the vehicle to come forward and speak with us.
"We also ask if you witnessed this incident, or have dashcam footage from the area at the time, to contact us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 489 of Wednesday, December 1, 2021."
An eyewitness's daughter uploaded a post on Facebook with a video from her mother's car dashcam, she said: "Captured on my mum's dashcam on Greenwood Avenue.
"Any information I will pass on to the lady. Luckily the horse didnâ€™t go out into the traffic and went into a nearby garden and needed to be calmed down after. There was also a child in the cart on the back!"
When questioned about the events leading up to the incident in a comment, the eyewitness's daughter added: "Nothing went on before this footage, the car literally just took over the horse and reacted like this.
"My mum said it was so out of the blue and there was absolutely no reason why they did this."
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The horse was shaken up but apparently not badly injured after the incident, as it ran off into a nearby garden and needed to be settled down.
In a comment on the original post, one person claiming to be the horse's owner's sister said the horse has sustained cuts and bruises as a result of the attack, but is doing alright.
Facebook users were horrified by the video and found the driver's actions 'appalling'. One person said: "Hope the police get hold of this one!"
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