A HORSE is retiring after many years of service to the West Yorkshire Police.

The force paid tribute to Marley, who had served with the police at football matches, protests, and school visits since 2009.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Marley the police horse is retiring.Marley the police horse is retiring. (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, West Yorkshire Police said: "Police horse Marley is retiring.

"Marley joined West Yorkshire Police in March 2009 at the age of five years old and quickly progressed through training with flying colours.

"In total, he's completed 14 years of dedicated service to West Yorkshire Police, covering a variety of events including football matches, protests and school visits.

"He has seen officers through their courses, teaching officers how to ride, jump and progress.

"Now he's retiring, he will be joining his old friends Breeze, Baxter, Storm and Max in the Derbyshire countryside and we wish him a long and happy retirement."