Police may hire volunteer riders for mounted section

Volunteer riders may take over from the Mounted Police in East Yorkshire after it was announced the unit will close to save money.

Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove says he would like to set up a group of mounted specials who would work at ceremonial events in place of Police riders when the unit is disbanded next year.

Chief Constable Tim Hollis says hiring in mounted police from West Yorkshire to cover events like football matches will create an annual saving of 500 thousand pounds.