Riding tack worth £10,000 stolen

PCSO Wendy Taylor marks tack in North Marston last year
PCSO Wendy Taylor marks tack in North Marston last year

Police are offering free tack marking, after riding equipment worth thousands of pounds was stolen at the weekend.

Thieves broke into two tack lockers in Addington between 9.30pm on Saturday and 7.45am on Sunday, stealing bespoke riding tack worth more than £10,000.

Anyone with any information about the incident can contact Buckingham neighbourhood PC Nicola Tipping on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police are encouraging people to get tack and other valuable items security marked free of charge at Winslow Police Office between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, February 21, and Monday, February 23.

Residents are invited to bring along items such as equestrian equipment, bicycles and power tools for security marking.

Property marking belongings with invisible markers or identity stickers cuts the opportunities for thieves to sell on stolen goods.

Insp James Davies from Buckingham and District Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Property marking items is a key way members of the public can help safeguard their belongings.

“It means officers can more easily trace property back to their owners should the worst happen.

“It also means that, should anyone be found with stolen goods, we can link the items to a particular burglary or theft.”