Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. @SimonCrowcroft @tomhatton1 @TfL and the conductor says “why the long face!”— Charles Lawley (@CharlesLawley) January 3, 2017 This is the bizarre moment a police horse was spotted appearing to board a double-decker bus in north London.Stunned politician Simon Crowcroft, the constable of St Helier, Jersey, stumbled across the unusual sight as he walked through Islington. #PoliceHorse Invictor showing he’s a team player steps in to help PC Dan Smith with a person collapsed on a bus in @MPSIslington 🐎🐎👍 https://t.co/2QFkV8Yz3t— MetTaskforce (@MetTaskforce) January 3, 2017 @simoncrowcroft Its the mounted police attending an incident on the bus this morning.— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) January 3, 2017 @SimonCrowcroft @lonrec Pleasing that it’s just down the Holloway Road from the Nag’s Head— James Coatsworth (@j_coatsworth) January 3, 2017 Here’s another shot of #policehorse Invictor from this morning @metpoliceuk @islingtongztte @standardnews pic.twitter.com/DkzSyCggoP— Simon Crowcroft (@SimonCrowcroft) January 3, 2017 “We had actually got lost when we came across this strange scene of a horse appearing to get on a bus outside Sainsbury’s. It was just a very unusual image, and I always keep my phone handy due to the nature of my work,” he told the newspaper. “You couldn’t see anything inside the bus, as a big horse was in the way. But it was obvious a mounted police officer was assisting at the scene.”The photo sparked some jokes @SimonCrowcroft @TfL Is that the bus to Haymarket?— Cornish Bygone Times (@PRScredda) January 4, 2017 @SimonCrowcroft @jwindmill @TfL Infuriates me when people get on via the exit doors!— Bonanza & Son (@BonanzaSon) January 4, 2017 @SimonCrowcroft @TfL What on earth would a horse want in Islington?— K. Einblatt (@1blatt) January 3, 2017 PC Dan Smith and his horse Invictor were actually responding after a passenger on board the bus was taken ill (and not just trying to sneak on through the back doors).Mr Crowcroft, 58, told the Islington Gazette he is currently staying with a friend in London, adding it was a “strange scene” to come across. The Met Taskforce tweeted: “Police Horse Invictor showing he’s a team player steps in to help PC Dan Smith with a person collapsed on a bus in Islington.”A man was treated at the scene and taken to hospital as a precaution, the Gazette adds.In more bizarre police news, this force’s attempt to return a ‘stolen’ wedding album backfired spectacularly.In 2015, police in Kingston responded to a call out about men dressed as traffic cones blocking traffic.