Rushden Argus, 27th November 1903, transcribed by Greville Watson
On Wednesday morning, soon after half-past nine o’clock, some alarm was caused in High-street South through the bolting of a pony belonging to Mr. E. Warren, butcher, Cromwell-road. The man in charge was delivering meat at a house on the High Pavement, and left the horse and cart near the bottom of the Wymington-road. Either the passing of another conveyance or some other cause frightened the pony, which started off at a rapid pace in the direction of the town. Fortunately the road was fairly clear at the time, and the frightened animal reached the vicinity of the church without damage to anyone. Here PC Webster was on duty, and at once sought to stop the runaway. This he succeeded in doing, though in its attempts to escape the animal dragged him onto the pavement and against the iron railings of the Green. It was fortunate that the officer succeeded at this point, as a number of children were playing in the road at the narrow bend just below.