Man convicted of theft after horses killed in stable fire

The three men involved were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court to a total of 13 years in prison

The three men involved were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court to a total of 13 years in prison - Credit: Archant

A JURY has found a 44-year-old man guilty of theft during an incident in which four horses were killed in a stable fire.

Darren Butlin was acquitted of arson and burglary but convicted of theft following an incident at a stable yard in Benington Road, Walkern, in October last year.

A fire caused the death of four horses, worth £50,000.

Butlin, of Moors Ley in Walkern, was found guilty at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday of stealing a chainsaw, air rifle, Honda generator, strimmer and equestrian equipment from the stables in a haul worth £25,000.

He was given conditional bail and is due to return for sentencing next month.