Horses killed in botched stable burglary

11:26 03 October 2012

Three fire crews fought the flames

Three fire crews fought the flames

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Four horses were killed in a fire sparked during a botched burglary at stables in Walkern this morning.

Police said thieves attempting to break into a metal container to steal a quad bike at a stable yard off Bennington Road, Walkern started a fire that ripped through adjoining buildings.

The emergency services were alerted shortly after 1.30am to the blaze. Three fire crews fought the flames, but were unable to save four horses.

East Herts Police Inspector Chris Hunt said: “This is a very distressing incident and we are currently working with the fire service to establish the exact cause of the fire. A full police investigation is also underway.

“Although the stables are in a remote location we are appealing to anyone who was in the area and saw anything suspicious to contact us immediately, or anyone who may information which will help this investigation.”

If you can help, call Inspector Hunt via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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