A pony-and-trap race was stopped in its tracks by Essex Police officers.
Officers were deployed to Thurrock and Brentwood on Saturday morning following reports of a race set to take place.
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A spokesman for Essex Police confirmed officers were called out on Saturday to prevent an event from taking place.
He said: "We have received information relating to pony and trap racing in locations in the Brentwood and Thurrock areas.
"Officers have been working to disrupt this activity and prevent it from taking place."
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