ABOVE is the humorous image captured by a Bury dog walker on New Year’s Day.

The man spotted the apparent rule flouter trotting through Bury Cemetery in St Peter’s Road and could not help but delight in the irony. According to the cemetery’s rules “No person shall cause or permit a horse or other animal to be in the cemeteries except with the consent of the Council”.

However it is unclear whether permission was sought by the bold photographed equestrian.