Farmers warned after horse saddles stolen in spate of rural thefts

Farmers have been warned after a spate of rural burglaries, including a theft of horse saddles.

The horse tack theft took place on June 29 in the SY5 area near Shrewsbury, and there have been several early hours burglaries in the Shrewsbury Rural West patch.

A spokesman from West Mercia Police's Shropshire Rural Crime team said: "We received a report of a break in to riding stables in the SY5 area of Shropshire. During the incident a large amount of horse tack, including saddles, bridles etc. were stolen.

"Some of the stolen items were marked with the victims postcodes. If you are offered any tack please check for stamped codes and contact police should you have any concerns. If you have any information regarding this crime please contact police and quote reference number 00073 I 29072021.

"We are experiencing a spike in rural commercial and farm burglaries on the Shrewsbury Rural West patch. These have been occurring in the early hours of the morning. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity or vehicles in real time via telephoning 101 or contacting us via westmercia.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/

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