Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Police Appeal in Hunt for Horse Trailer Thieves

Police are appealing for help to identify a vehicle used to steal a horse trailer form Lancaster last month – which was then apparently offered for sale on Gumtree, the classified advertising site.

The incident happened at around 12.30am on Tuesday 21 April on an industrial estate on Chapel Lane, Galgate, Lancaster.

It is thought that the silver Ifor Williams double axel horse trailer, worth around £3,000, had the wheel clamps removed and was hitched onto a vehicle and driven off from the estate. 

The vehicle is described as a large 4x4 type car which is lighter on colour around the top than bottom but the make and model is unknown.

PC 3577 Rachel Crossley of Lancaster Police said: “The vehicle that took the horse trailer is very distinctive and I would appeal for anyone with information about the vehicle’s make or model or who owns it to get in touch.

“We are also keen to recover the trailer which we believe was advertised for sale online on Gumtree in the Cumbria area between 21st and 23rd April. I’d like to speak to anyone who has viewed or bought the trailer or has information about its whereabouts.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0195 of April 21st. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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