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A Welshman* has earned himself 15 minutes of CCTV fame by attempting to board a train with a pony.

According to the BBC, the hooves fell off the bold equine transportation plan at Wrexham General station on Saturday, when the conductor of the 19:02 to Holyhead decided he wasn't having any of it.

The man and his pony on the platform at Wrexham station

Undeterred, the man then proceeded to the ticket window, where he tried to buy a couple of tickets for himself and his four-legged friend.

The man attempts to buy tickets for him and his pony

A spokeswoman for operator Arriva Trains Wales said the man later left the station, presumably to ride his pony the 85-odd miles to Holyhead.

She clarified that while "dogs and small animals" are allowed on its trains, "horses and ponies, which may pose a risk to the general public are not permitted to travel". ®

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*Our assumption. He could have been an Irishman on his way to catch the Holyhead to Dublin ferry, or an English cross-border pony rustler attempting to evade the authorities by keeping off the roads.

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