Cross-posted from the Daily Mail
The retired police horse loaned to Rebekah Brooks was returned to the Met Police in a ‘poor condition’, the force said today.
The former Sun editor ‘fostered’ the animal, called Raisa, when it retired from active service with Scotland Yard and returned it in 2010.
But the 43-year-old, who rode the horse at her farm in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, returned the animal to the Met in a worse condition than when she received it.
Following the news that Brooks had been loaned the horse, Rupert Murdoch leapt to the defence of the former News International boss.
Murdoch tweeted this morning: ‘Now they are complaining about R Brooks saving an old horse from the glue factory!’