Horse riders asked to keep a look out for countryside crime

Police urge horse riders to keep a look out for countryside crime. Credit: PA Images

Regular horse riders in Hertfordshire are being asked to be on the look out for countryside crime. Hertfordshire police are asking local riders to report anything suspicious or out of the ordinary as riders hack through places that other people don't regularly access.

Examples of things to look out for: anti-social behaviour including illegal motorbike or quad biking, fly-tipping, suspicious vehicles or people, hare coursing, animal cruelty or criminal damage. Riders could also help police to track missing persons.

A police spokesperson said: "Rural Riders is not a formal arrangement and is not part of any kind of Neighbourhood Watch. This is just another way of asking members of the community to help play their part and be responsible for keeping East Herts a happy and safe place to live, work and visit."