The Royal Mail has today withdrawn 14,000 first day cover issues of horse related celebratory stamp sets featuring missing thoroughbred Shergar after Shergar's DNA was found to be contained in the adhesive glue backing the stamps.
The racehorse, kidnapped in 1983, by masked gunmen and held to ransom was never found. Scientists recreating a DNA study for students were horrified to discover the missing racehorses DNA on the back of the stamps. They had been trying to isolate the DNA of the "stamp licker" and were apparantly unaware that stamps these days are already adhesive.
The stables where Epsom Derby winner Shergar was formerly housed were today said to be horrified at the discovery having since installed a state of the art bolt system on the stables which now locks the stable doors before the horse has bolted, rather than after.
Shergar will now enter the Guinness book of records as the only horse to have featured on both the back and front of a stamp at the same time.