Thieves leave stolen horses in Binfield road

Two stolen horses were abandoned in the middle of a road by thieves who had taken them from a field in Berkshire.

The thieves parked a lorry in a layby on Church Hill, by the rear entrance to The Priory, in Binfield sometime between 06:00 and 07:00 GMT on Monday.

They crossed the fields, cut through an electric fence, removed the battery unit and stole two horses.

When trying to load the horses they were disturbed by passers-by and drove off leaving them on the road.

The owner was alerted and the horses recaptured and taken back to the field uninjured.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time of the attempted theft.

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