Eight miniature horses including foal that will not survive without its mum stolen from Sixteen Foot Bank in Stonea

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12. - Credit: Archant

Eight miniature horses including a foal that will not survive without its mother have been stolen overnight from Sixteen Foot Bank in Stonea.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12. - Credit: Archant

Daniel Everett said: “We had a lorry stop on top of the road side and they cut through a load of bramble and hedge row to get in.

“Then they cut through a fence lined with a 12,000 volt surge through it. They definitely knew what they were doing. They left rubber gloves behind and we found bread rolls on the floor, which they must have used to entice the horses.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12. - Credit: Archant

“There was also some rope left which we think they used to try and catch them.

“Of the eight horses, three are foals including one which will likely die without its mother. The biggest one is only 36 inches tall.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12. - Credit: Archant


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“It means everything to our family to get the horses back. The ones that have been taken are the ones we’ve been breeding.

“They’ve taken what we’ve been building for years.”

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12. - Credit: Archant

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A police spokesman said: “We were called at around 9.15am today (Thursday, July 13) with a report that miniature horses had been stolen from a field in Stonea.

“Offenders cut a fence before taking the horses from the field at some time between 10pm yesterday and 8am this morning.

“Investigations are underway. Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident CF0397610717 or visit www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/ “Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org”

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