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John Bishop gives four neglected horses a home

Credit: World Horse Welfare

Four neglected horses have found a new home with comedian John Bishop at his home in Cheshire.

Bishop and his wife, Melanie, supported World Horse Welfare's Rehome a Horse Month by agreeing to take Dora, Amara, Indie and Mable.

The Liverpudlian star said:

"Melanie and I share a love of animals of all shapes and sizes and foster the belief that there are so many animals who have been neglected or abused that rehoming is the only logical option.

"Growing up I never thought I would have a field full of horses, but owning them isn't rocket science - you just need a bit of common sense and a good sense of humour. They're strong-willed, unpredictable and impulsive so it's a lot like bringing up children."

The couple already have a menagerie of rescue pets at their home which includes two English bull terriers, Bilko and Tigger, as well as pot-bellied pig Milo.

Ling would have faced 77 abuse charges, Greater Manchester Police say

Greater Manchester Police said it planned to intention to charge Ling extradition with 77 offences once he was extradited to the UK.

Senior Investigating Officer Jamie Daniels said:

“For over two years we have been working on what has been an extremely complex and sensitive investigation into Christopher Ling, following a series of disclosures made by complainants.

"It was our intention to charge him when he arrived in the United Kingdom.

“I'd like to pay tribute to the victims in this case. They have shown tremendous courage by coming forward and embarking on what has been an emotional and arduous journey and my investigation team and I are privileged to have been given the chance to support them in this regard.

“There has of course, been an expression of frustration and disappointment at this news by those affected as they will not get their chance to see justice be done, but we will continue to offer them support at what is understandably, a very difficult time.”

– Senior Investigating Officer Jamie Daniels, Greater Manchester Police
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