Thief targets breed society chairman

  • Bold as brass thief steals show organiser’s Toyota Landcruiser from outside secretary’s office at Addington

    Friday 13th proved more than usually unlucky for British Hanoverian Horse Society chairman and show organiser, Ted Green, who had his vehicle stolen in broad daylight while he was setting up for the society’s annual breed show and stallion grading at Addington.

    At around 5.20pm, the Greens had unhitched their caravan and were in the process of unloading materials for the show when a passer-by drove off in their white Toyota Landcruiser, which was parked alongside the secretary’s office in the “officials” area of the equestrian centre.

    Among the items in the vehicle were the society’s three branding irons, which were to be used during the weekend. Each carries the Hanoverian “H” logo, with the letters GB underneath (see picture).

    “Fortunately, we were able to send out in the middle of the night for the only other branding iron in existence, but some personal photographs, clothes, my Filofax and a measuring stick I have owned for 40 years are irreplaceable,” said Ted, who also lost a supply of medicines for his heart condition, as well as money. The vehicle registration is P485 BFO.

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