Boys are hurled from cart after horse spooked

FOUR teenage brothers were hurled from a horse-drawn cart after a driver spooked their animal.

Police are now trying to trace the driver, who sounded his Range Rover’s horn and shouted at the youngsters, who are aged between 13 and 15 and are from Filey.

As a result of the noise, the horse panicked and the cart hit a signpost.

A 13-year-old was taken to Scarborough Hospital after sustaining serious facial injuries and cuts to his legs.

Two of the other boys suffered minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment.

The incident occurred at 4pm on Monday in New Road, Hunmanby. The Range Rover had followed the boys from Burton Fleming.

The only description of the two occupants of the dark Range Rover is that they were both young men and the man who was driving had fair hair.

TC Paul Long said: “It is only through sheer good fortune that the injuries the boys suffered were not more serious.

“The driver of the Range Rover displayed a shocking and reckless disregard for the safety of a fellow road user.”

Anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle or can identify the driver or passenger of the Range Rover is urged to contact TC Long immediately on 0845 6060247, quoting reference number 12110075444.