SUSSEX HORSE WATCH
Contact David Hammond:
A SAFE HOME FOR RESCUED HORSES
12th September 2014
"This morning I attended a meeting at Sussex Police HQ to discuss various subjects, one was a topic that I know is very close to many members hearts, stray/abandoned horses, horses tethered on the highway/public grounds. Sussex Police are working together with Surrey Police to devise a scheme whereby such horses are collected and placed in "A Safe Home". When a horse is found and the owner cannot be traced, the horse/pony/donkey would be collected and taken to a secret safe home and a notice would be posted where the equine has been collected from stating that if the owner wants their animal back they must produce proof of ownership in the form of an up to date passport. If this cannot be produced within 49 days then the animal will be sold (usually at auction)."
"I am looking for are land owners who would be prepared to look after these horse/pony/donkeys. It is vital that these people keep the fact secret that they from time to time look after rescued equines. If you feel that you have somewhere to accommodate one of these horses please let me know and I will pass it on to the powers that be. Please do not tell anyone else that you have put yourself forward."
"As far as I am aware this task will be carried out on on voluntary basis, but I would suspect that if say vets fees become payable these could paid out of any monies that these poor animals fetch when sold."
STOLEN JUMP 4 JOY JUMPSTANDS
Approximately 10 sets of assorted coloured Jump 4 Joy, jump stands, uprights and wings all including the jump cups have been stolen from a field at Mayfield Girls School. These were marked with an indelible pen with the word "Mayfield" but it could have worn off by now. No poles were stolen. Have they been stolen to use at an event that is coming up within the next few weeks.
If you are attending any shows in the near future please keep a look out, or indeed if you are offered any on the cheap please contact Sussex Police on the non emergency number 101 and quote Crime Reference 0549 of 07/09/2014.
STOLEN IFOR WILLIAMS TRAILER
Overnight Sunday/Monday (31st August - 1st September) a black Ifor Williams 505 trailer (old style) was stolen from a yard in South Lane, Woodmancote, West Sussex.
We do not have a serial number for it but it has several identifiable things about it:
- Its wheels are painted white instead of the standard silver.
- It has a silver spare wheel cover
- The rear has, instead of plastic covered chains, straps made of leg strap material.
- The interior has been painted orange in colour.
Below are a couple of photographs that will give you some idea of what we are looking for.
If you have any information on this, please call Sussex Police on the Non Emergency Number of 101 and quote Crime Reference number 0260 of 02/09/2014. Please let me know as well.
What a lot of Ifor Williams owners are not aware of is that if you go onto the Ifor Williams website you can report your trailer stolen, but you must have the serial number of the trailer, they will then register your trailer stolen on their computer. Then if anyone orders spares for it they know it is stolen.