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Lichfield and Burntwood horse owners urged to join new scheme

Pic: Just Chaos

Pic: Just Chaos

Horse owners and riders in Burntwood and Lichfield are being invited to join an initiative to help prevent and tackle equine crime.

The Horsewatch scheme is being re-launched in Staffordshire, co-ordinated by Penkridge Community Beat Officer PC Kate Hardt.

The meetings follow several thefts of equine equipment in rural locations in the South Staffordshire areas in recent weeks.

PC Hardt said:

“Horsewatch, which is similar to Neighbourhood Watch, is a great way of connecting horse lovers and preventing crime. Participants will be offered, among other things, security advice and tack marking.

“Saddles and other stolen equipment can be very expensive to replace.  An initiative like Horsewatch, which has proved successful across the country, is a fantastic opportunity to work together to stop criminals in their tracks.”

Meetings will be held at 7pm in room AC1 at Rodbaston College, near Penkridge, ST19 5PH, on September 16, November 3 and December 15.

For more details contact PC Hardt on 0300 123 4455.

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1 Comment

  1. Lester Dinnie

    11th September, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Hi , could everyone please note that this is at the Rodbaston CAMPUS of SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE COLLEGE.
    Thanks, on behalf of the College