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Tack marking opportunity for Boroughbridge horse riders

Tack marking opportunity for Boroughbridge horse riders

Published at 5:06pm 19th April 2018.

Horse riders and owners in the Boroughbridge area are invited to a free tack marking and registration session this weekend.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police's Rural Taskforce will be offering the service this Saturday, 21st April 2018, from 10am to 2pm at Rabbit Hill Country Store, on the A168 Great North Road just south of Boroughbridge.

Using sophisticated property marking technology, items of tack can be marked with a unique number – deterring would-be thieves and making it much easier to reunite stolen property and secure convictions.

PC Hannah McPeake, of the force’s Rural Taskforce, said:

“North Yorkshire is a very safe place, and thankfully levels of equestrian crime are very low. However, you can never be too careful, particularly when it comes to high-value tack.

“Alongside securing yards and outbuildings, marking items of property is one of the most effective ways of deterring criminals. Our property marking service is fast and free, so please come along on the day.”

Horse owners and enthusiasts are also invited to follow the Horsewatch scheme on social media – via NYP Horsewatch on Facebook, and @NYP_Horsewatch on Twitter – so they can find out about future events and be made aware of any equestrian crimes in their area. To get in touch with the scheme, email horsewatch@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk 

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