Arrest Over Horse Deaths

17 October 2012, 11:27 | Updated: 17 October 2012, 11:31

Police investigating a stable yard fire in Hertfordshire in which four horses died have arrested a 43 year old man.

It's thought the fire started during an attempted burglary at the stables on Benington Road, Walkern near Stevenage at around 1.50am on Wednesday 3 October 2012.

The 43 year old man was arrested at an address in Walkern on the morning of Tuesday 16 October.

Chief Inspector for East Herts Gerry McDonald said: “We take these kinds of offences very seriously and are completely committed to tackling rural crime. This kind of crime has a huge impact on the local community and I hope today’s arrest will reassure local residents that we will deal robustly with these types of offences when they occur.”  
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.