Riding gear swiped in Gringley theft

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THIEVES stole riding equipment, a diesel generator, lawnmower and strimmer after cutting the lock on a shipping container.

Concrete statues were also taken from the field in Wood Lane, Gringley on the Hill, during the break-in.

Police are investigating the incident which happened during the early hours of Friday 5th August.

Five saddles, six bridles, nine horse rugs, four riding hats, and one child’s body protector were all snatched from the container.

Four distinctive head collars, embroidered with the names Vice Versa, George, Billy and Hercules, were also taken.

The generator, petrol lawnmower and petrol strimmer had also been kept inside the container.

Two concrete statues, one of a horse and cart and the other of an Easter basket, had been on display outside the stables.

PC Thomas Bond said: “It appears that bolt cutters were used to break the lock on the shipping container and also were used to remove the hinges from an entrance gate to the field.”

“A large number of items have been stolen, including two concrete statues, which would have required a vehicle to move them.”

It is believed the stolen property could have been taken across the border and into Lincolnshire.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Bond on 0300 300 9999 ext 807 7163 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.