Saturday, 18 May 2013

Police Facebook fans name new police horse

Lancashire Constabulary’s Facebook fans have named the police’s new horse recruit ‘Hutton’. Over 230 people voted to give the Irish Draught breed the name after a poll was run on the mounted branch’s Facebook page.

A total of 657 people voted from a list of pre-selected names.

PC Adam Pearson from Lancashire Constabulary’s mounted branch said: “It was great to get the public involved in naming our latest recruit. I would like to thank everyone who voted.

“It is very fitting that the horse has been named Hutton since that is where he lives.

“If you want to keep up-to-date with the work of our mounted branch police officers, see photos and get regular updates, like our Facebook page.”

One of the people who voted will now be chosen as a winner and will receive a tour of the mounted branch and get the opportunity to meet some of the horses and staff.

Hutton arrived at the force’s mounted branch in March and has joined another 19 police horses who live at the police’s stables.

The force’s Mounted Branch joined Facebook in November last year and has over 1,800 likes. The page allows people to keep up-to-date with their work and includes photos of the horses and information about some of the work they have been involved in.

• To follow the police horses on Facebook visit:
(If you decide to follow them in real life remember your bucket and spade)

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