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Three stolen rescue horses found and recovered to secret location *Update*

Lincolnshire Police contacted H&H on Friday morning (27 February) to confirm that the three stolen horses have been found.

“They were located on 24 February 24 on land in Little Hale, Sleaford,” said a spokesman. “We can’t reveal where they have now been taken but they will be given any medical attention they might need. From a police perspective the enquiry is ongoing to find out who may have stolen the horses in the first instance.”


 

Concern is growing for three rescued horses that were stolen from an equine charity in Lincolnshire last week (20 February).

Two coloured stallions and a black gelding were taken from a field at Bransby Horses near Lincoln in the early hours of Friday morning.

“The field they were being housed in had the padlock cut and they were transported,” a spokesman from Bransby said.

“The male horses came to the centre at the request of the RSPCA in November after their needs were not met.

“They are currently under veterinary care for various problems, including a worm burden and lice treatment.”

The two stallions are thought to be aged between six and seven while the gelding is eight.

“The horses are all well-handled, have recently had the farrier and are at healthy weights,” the spokesman added. “Staff are extremely concerned and are appealing for their safe return.”

A spokesman from Lincolnshire police confirmed that the investigation was “still ongoing”.

“We have had a number of calls from members of the public reporting possible sightings, for which we are very grateful, but upon investigation they have proved to not be the horses in question,” the spokesman told H&H.

“So the enquiry is very much ongoing and we are following up on leads that come into the force so are still asking for people to keep an eye out for the horses and to report any information to us.”

Bransby was founded in 1968 and also has a site in Herefordshire. The charity currently has 348 horses in its care at the centre in Lincoln and 106 at the Herefordshire site.

Anyone with any information on the stolen horses is asked to contact Lincolnshire police on 101 quoting incident 86 of 20/02/2015 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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