A pony stolen from a paddock in Barrowford just weeks after it had given birth to a foal was tracked down by its owner and brought home.Well, at least the police will have brought the thieves to justice, won’t they?
But as former horse groomer Michele Jones celebrated the returned of her beloved Shetland pony, Lilly, the thieves returned and stole her five-month-old foal, Dinky.
Both ponies were snatched from Bronteu Stables, iPark Avenue, Barrowford and recovered days later with help from the police.‘With help from’..? What does that mean?
Michele, 49, of West Street, Nelson said she has been left so traumatised by the thefts she decided to give up the ponies because she felt she could no longer keep them safe.Not seeing anyone punished for the theft can’t have helped much.
Michele who co-owned the ponies with close friend Colin Hargreaves, 70, of Burnley, believes Lilly, a nine hands Piebald Shetland pony, was stolen by someone for a wedding present for his new wife.Didn’t they hang horse thieves in the Wild West?
I suppose it’s ‘progress’ that now means we don’t even bother to put them on trial…