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Officers and horse owners take action against thieves with property marking

Posted on 7th February 2014


Hayfield Horse Watch members mark up saddles and tack to protect against theft.

Safer Neighbourhood officers have been helping horse owners tackle crime by marking up their saddles and tack.

Officers from the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team headed to the monthly Horse Watch meeting at the George Hotel in Hayfield on Tuesday, February 4 to chat to horse owners about the steps that they can take to further protect themselves from criminals.

The team spoke to members about crime prevention advice from keeping horses safe, checking gates and fences are properly secure, to the security of horses and tack.

Police also handed out Farm Watch packs and Smart Water marking kits to the members at the meeting in a bid to take action against thieves.

Members at the group also signed to Derbyshire Alert to help stay in the loop with policing issues in their community.

Anyone wishing to join the group is asked to contact Caz Yardley at

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