Local Police Issue Advice After Attempted Pony Theft

After receiving a report from a Goudhurst horse owner the police have asked e-watch.co to warn other horse owners in West Kent…

The horse owner writes:

There have been three attempts recently to steal my yearling filly who is micro chipped and is registered with the Welsh Pony and Cob Society

The first attempt to steal her was made on Friday 29th March when she was left on the road in Goudhurst yards from my house when the gate post end wasn’t padlocked. I presumed they had found she was micro chipped and just left her. Luckily motorists stopped and let us know for us to catch her safely.

The second attempt was made on Friday 3rd May, 2013, but fortunately the owner of the field disturbed them. He observed 2 men in a white enclosed van who sped away when seen, doing a three point turn making it impossible for him to get a number plate.

Third attempt was made on Friday 10th May, 2013 when 2 small 4 wheel drive vehicles, possibly a Suzuki type, stopped on my drive and turned around and my fence posts have been ‘up-lifted’ for access to road area through ditch – if contemplating a robbery…

Advice from Kent Police:

  • If you saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of any of the attempts please report it using 101 or (999 if a crime is in progress)
  • Be vigilant for suspicious activity
  • Ensure that animals are secure, microchipped and passported and are thus traceable.