POLICE were called out after escaped horses were spotted galloping down a street.
Officers attended St Luke’s Road and Forest Road, in Ford Estate, after receiving a string of calls from concerned members of the public.
It is understood a number of horses escaped from a nearby field, at about 1.50am on Monday.
One animal died after it reportedly became caught up in fencing.
A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “The Neighbourhood Policing Team is working with Sunderland Council to find a solution.”
One Ford Estate resident told the Echo: “It’s shocking this has happened, but it’s not the first time.”