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Hertfordshire Constabulary launches new Facebook page to combat horse-related crimes
5:31pm Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
Hertfordshire Constabulary has launched a new Facebook page to combat horse-related crimes.
The force said the new site will help horse owners and people in the equestrian business who may be targeted by criminals.
The new site will be managed by the Constabulary’s specialist equine officer, Detective Constable Amanda Matthews who is part of the Rural Operation Support Team.
She said: "Most horse owners and businesses are not lucky enough to have their animals at their own homes, with most paddocks and stables in remote or rural areas, so security of their animals and equipment is a real concern even though the vast majority will never suffer any crime.
"Crime in rural areas is very low in this county, which already has comparatively low crime overall. The risk of theft, fly tipping or other offences at yards and horse fields is small, but when you consider that prized animals and often expensive equipment are involved, the concern can understandably be high."
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