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Attempted horse box theft in Catterick

Catterick police are searching for information about an attempted theft of horse transporter boxes near the village.

Thieves tried to steal three boxes between midnight and 8am on Tuesday March 12.

They managed to drive one of the vehicles but abandoned it a short distance away after it became stuck in mud. The other trucks were broken into and damaged but were not moved.

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Catterick police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Huw Williams, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130040133.

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Horse charity at crisis point over winter months

Granville and Dillon were due to be destroyed after they were found abandoned Credit: Pastures Horse & Pony Sanctuary

A Leeds based horse charity is making an appeal for donations during the winter months. Hope Pastures Horse & Pony Sanctuary is said to be at crisis point due to the increasing number of horses either being abandoned or facing death due to the desperate financial situation of many horse owners.

The charity currently has five ponies in emergency foster homes and three ponies waiting to come back from their loan homes where they are no longer required, The mission of the charity is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome where possible.

Rescue spaces are urgently required and the charity is now appealing for foster homes until space can made at the charity. Find out more here.

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