Police have been called to a road in Orpington where five stray horses are on the loose. 

On Tuesday morning (May 1) the Metropolitan Police’s Orpington Police said they were called with reports of stray horses on Calvin Close.

The local policing team described it as an "unusual call".

Photos from the scene show five horses calmly grazing in the area. 

We have asked the Metropolitan Police for clarification on exactly which road this is.

News Shopper: Police were called to reports of stray horses in OrpingtonPolice were called to reports of stray horses in Orpington (Image: MPS Orpington)

This comes a week after five Household Cavalry horses escaped in central London last Wednesday (April 24). 

The animals, wearing saddles and bridles, were seen running across the capital including a white horse which was drenched in blood. 

Defence minister James Cartlidge revealed their names were Quaker and Vida, with the Ministry of Defence confirming the black animal was Quaker, and the white one Vida. 

The pair were captured on the Highway near Limehouse, more than five miles from where they first bolted. 

Mr Cartlidge also told Sky News: “There were five horses. They have all been recovered. Three of them are fine, two of them are unfortunately in a relatively serious condition and obviously we will be monitoring that condition.” 

He added: “They are in a serious condition, but as I understand, still alive.”