Thieves raid stables to grab £10k of horse riding gear

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: PA

Over £10,000 worth of horse riding equipment has been stolen from a stables in the Scottish Borders.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the break in at Kelso between 10pm on Tuesday August 29th and 4am on August 30th at the Kaimeknowe Stables.

The equipment includes saddles, horse tacks, rugs, hats and other items stored in the tack room estimated at a value of over £10,000.

A Leyland DAF horse transporter vehicle was also stolen but recovered a short time later in a nearby field.

Constable Craig Hood from Kelso Police Station said: "This was a brazen theft and those responsible have driven away in a stolen horse transporter before losing control and abandoning the vehicle.

"We would request that anyone who saw any suspicious activity, or saw the vehicle being driven on the B6364 towards Stichill, or who has been offered any equestrian equipment, gets in touch to assist with our investigation.

"Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident reference 0423 of 30 August, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."