Thieves target Yorkshire yard and steal tack

  • Police have launched an appeal after tack worth £800 was stolen from a yard in North Yorkshire.

    Thieves targeted the yard in Seamer between 6.30pm on Wednesday 16 September and 7am the following morning.

    Among the items stolen was a 17inch GFS Fieldhouse general purpose saddle. A brown general purpose saddle, bridles, reins and stirrups were also taken.

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    The saddle has a North Yorkshire Police security stamp, number R0215.

    Anyone with information about the burglary, or who is offered the stolen items for sale, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police by dialing 101, selecting option two and asking for Scaborough Police.

    Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

    Those providing information should quote reference number 12150164322.

    Police urge horse owners to visit the Horsewatch page on North Yorkshire Police’s website at www.northyorkshire.police.uk/horsewatch for crime prevention advice, including details of security marking services available for tack.

    Tack stolen from Hickstead

    Four saddles were stolen from Hickstead showground in West Sussex earlier this month (5-6 September).

    The jumping saddles— three Butets and a Prestige — were taken from two of the Oakingham Stud team’s locked tack lockers.

    Jack Stirling, who is based at the stud, said they are now offering £5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and the recoveryof the saddles.

    A spokesman for Sussex Police said that anyone who has any information or saw the saddles being taken should contact them on 101 or 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk

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