The Big Picture
Boris the police horse bows out, by Paul Nicholls
Boris the police horse is retiring after 20 years of service. From four years of age, he served the Metropolitian Police and was awarded a Medal of Bravery for his part in the London riots in 2011. Then, in January 2016, he joined the Gloucestershire Police Mounted Section. Pictured here is PC Paul Wilkins, of the Gloucestershire Police Mounted Section, with Boris in the grounds of Highnam Court, Gloucestershire, where the Section is based.