Says Naomi Smith
It is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more
HORSES SEIZED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT BY BAILIFFS ACTING FOR BRIGHTON AND HOVE COUNCIL
Tony Barnett writes to Chief Constable Bernie O'Reilly
"I find it strange that the police became involved with civil proceedings, may I inquire into whether or not PC Richard Hall was given directions by a senior police officer and what statement was given in support to enlist police attendance."
Says Tony Barnett
I did try phone contact but did not get through. On the 19th of this month council bailiffs carrying out directions of Jessica Hamilton raided a horse rescue centre to remove pass ported horse that had over stayed the lease agreement, this was carried out at 1.30 in the morning by the bailiffs gaining entrance by criminal damage methods by cutting off the privately owned locks, worse news for you is that PC Richard Hall was in attendance, this was a civil action between Jessica Hamilton of Brighton council and the owners of the horses, no notification of the pre meditated action was made known to the then ex tenants that such action was to be taken.
The excuse for the action was that the horses were in breach of the 1971 animals act and the 2015 control of horses act, in reality the horse were not strays/abandoned horses, this was known by the council and careful examination by your colleague PC Richard Hall and the Bailiffs should have been considered, no application was made to the courts for judgement or to have been granted that an injunction to be placed on the horse owners,I find it strange that the police became involved with civil proceedings, may I inquire into whether or not PC Richard Hall was given directions by a senior police officer and what statement was given in support to enlist police attendance. I have contacted Brighton County Court for directions.
Says Linda Wright
We moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more