Gyspy ‘racing’ clip with cops

A screenshot from Channel 4's My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, showing the racing of horses down a main road.

A screenshot from Channel 4's My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, showing the racing of horses down a main road.

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police are still reviewing footage of an illegal horse race on hit TV show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding to decide whether to press charges.

No arrests have currently been made since the clip of traveller Ambrose racing along a public road near Moorends was aired on the Channel 4 programme.

During nail biting clips from the episode the horse and trap riders were seen swerving out of the way of oncoming vehicles, including a HGV on the public highway.

Police arrived on the scene after complaints from the public, but the travellers - who had been betting on the race - denied they had been racing.

The show tells how illegal road racing attracts crowds of up to 100 people.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Police are currently making inquiries and viewing the footage with a view of determining whether sufficient evidence exists to pursue a prosecution.”