Police officers from Abbots Langley Safer Neighbourhood Team will be meeting horse owners and offering free saddle security marking at an event this weekend.

Officers will also be on hand to offer crime prevention advice and talk to people about any issues or concerns they have in the area.

The event is being held at Highwood Hall Lane Farm Equestrian Centre in Bedmond Road, Pimilico, between 10am and noon tomorrow (Saturday). Through saddle marking, saddles are stamped with a Hertfordshire Constabulary mark and a unique reference number - which is then registered on a database.

If the saddle is stolen and then recovered by police, it is easier to return it to its rightful owner. Saddle marking also makes it difficult for thieves to sell on stolen saddles.