Police are asking residents in rural communities to make sure their horses are secure after the attempted theft of two horses in Binfield Bracknell, on Monday 3 March.
Offenders have cut through electric fencing at the property in Carter Hill Road, and removed a battery and a fence unit from the scene. They then led away two horses through the woods, and were attempting to load them into a lorry parked in a lay-by on Church Lane, by the rear entrance to a property called The Priory.
The offenders were struggling with the horses and members of the public stopped and the thieves fled empty handed, leaving the horses behind who in turn were left unaccompanied on the road.
If you have any information about the crime which may help officers with their enquiry, call 101.
In this case, the horses were still removed despite being behind an electric fence. Is your security adequate? Visit our Country Watch site for crime reduction advice