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Boy, 4, taken to hospital after horse kicks him during Remembrance Parade

Adam and Heather Pegler are the parents of a four-year-old boy who was kicked by a horse in the remembrance parade on Sunday in Nailsworth.

4-year-old Theo was taken to hospital following the incident. His parents have confirmed that he suffered no internal injuries and was allowed to go home shortly after.

Theo’s father, Adam, posted on Nailsworth chat and information: “He has been a very lucky boy, and thankfully it seems he only has bruising and no internal injuries and we are now all at home,"

Adam also thanked the doctors who were called to the accident for their help and the passerby who helped move their daughter out of harm’s way.

"If anybody knows these people we would be really grateful if they could pm us their names so we can thank them personally," Adam asked.

Although an air ambulance attended the scene at the parade, a spokesperson from South West Ambulance Service has confirmed that Theo was taken to hospital by road.

He attended Gloucester Royal Hospital where checks were carried out and Theo was given the ‘ok’ to go home.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: "We were called to Church Street in Nailsworth at 10.40am today following reports that a child was kicked by a horse during a remembrance procession in the town.”

The road was temporarily closed while emergency services attended to the young boy.

“We are really touched by everyone’s care and thoughtful comments, please update and let everyone know he is ok, we certainly don’t blame anyone, it was just an unfortunate accident and luckily no serious injuries came from it." Adam said.