Horse drawing a hearse dies in Uckfield High Street

A horse drawing a hearse in a funeral procession along Uckfield High Street died this afternoon (Wednesday).

The procession was on the way to the church when the incident occured at about 1.45pm.

Police closed the road for less than hour to allow for the hearse to be recovered and the horse removed.

Mourners were taken to church for the service to continue.

There were traffic delays while the scene was cleared.

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