1. ITV Report

End of the line for police horses in the Thames Valley?


Thames Valley Police is considering scrapping its mounted police department.

The force says it needs to make stark choices to cope with funding cuts and is looking at removing horses from its unit by 2019.

The current number of horses on patrol across the Thames Valley.
Members of the mounted section ready to help patrol the area Credit: TVP_Horses/ Twitter
One of the mounted section enjoying a walk on a wet day Credit: TVP_Horses/ Twitter

The Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld says everything counts amid cuts of up to £100m in the last few years.

Officers and their horses patrolling in Brighton ahead of a busy football game Credit: TVP_Horses/ Twitter