New scheme will help tackle horse cruelty in North Lincolnshire
A ‘Horse Watch’ scheme is being introduced by North Lincolnshire Council following a number of recent cases of horse cruelty and theft of equine equipment in the area.
The scheme will be launched today (Tuesday) at Canswick House Farm Livery Stables in Gunness and will involve information being shared by relevant agencies - including the council, police, horse owners and associations - to help catch perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Incidents of horse crime which have been reported this year include a horse having its tail and mane chopped off, and an attack in a neighbouring area on a mare that resulted in the deaths of the horse and its unborn foal.
In May, thousands of pounds of equipment were also stolen from equine premises on the Isle of Axholme.
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As part of the scheme, a Facebook page will be set up where people can share information to help catch the criminals. It will link to other Horse Watch pages from across the country and provide links to neighbouring police areas.
Ahead of the scheme’s launch, Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for customer services, sport and leisure at North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We will not tolerate horse crime in any form and that is why we want to set up the North Lincolnshire Horse Watch scheme.
“This new initiative will help track down criminals and bring them to justice for their cruel and vindictive crimes.
“The dedicated Facebook page will enable the key organisations and individuals to work together and share vital information. It will become the recognised official site that people can use.”