Copenhagen police will no longer patrol the streets on horseback from 1 December. The small but popular force, which is made up of nine horses and 12 police, is being slashed because of the need for budget cuts.
It is estimated that a mounted patrol costs DKK 130,000 more than a regular one because of the price of horse food, stabling and veterinary bills. The Copenhagen police force is aiming to cut its budget by DKK 118 million.
EVENTS THIS WEEKview calendar