Shocking moment a partying woman is bowled over by a POLICE HORSE on a notorious party strip – but doesn’t even drop her beer
- Female bystander bowled over by a police horse in Perth’s Northbridge precinct
- Late night revellers watched on in horror as woman was knocked to the ground
- Western Australia Police have launched internal review into terrifying incident
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A woman has been brutally knocked to the ground by a police horse along with her bottle of beer on a notorious party strip, shocking footage shows.
Several mounted police officers were patrolling Perth’s Northbridge precinct early Sunday when they were called to respond to a brawl in nearby James Street.
Footage shows the woman, who wasn’t involved in the fight, trying to get out of the way of police before getting caught up in the crossfire when she accidently gets in the horse’s path.
Late night revellers watched on in horror as the woman, managing to hang onto her bottle of Peroni, was bowled over by the police horse in the terrifying collision.
The late night reveller (pictured) was knocked to the ground after getting in the way of a police horse – but managed to cling to her beer
She stumbles back several metres before falling over backwards, hitting her head on the bitumen and spilling the contents of the glass bottle she was holding.
‘Jesus Christ, are you alright?’ a concerned onlooker is heard asking the dazed but conscious woman.
The mounted police officer is seen rushing to the woman’s side to render assistance.
‘Are you okay?’ the officer is heard asking her.
WA Police have launched an internal review into Sunday morning’s incident between mounted police and a late night reveller (pictured)
The woman only suffered minor injuries.
She received first aid but declined an offer of further medical assistance from paramedics before heading home.
Western Australia Police has launched an internal review into the incident, which sparked a shocked and divided reaction online.
Many jumped to the defence of the mounted police and slammed the woman for getting in its way.
The brawl was one of a spate of incidents mounted police responded to in the popular party precinct on the weekend.
The horrific incident unfolded in Perth’s notorious Northbridge precinct (stock image)