Seven of eight stolen ponies are found. Police appeal for help to trace the final pony

PUBLISHED: 10:28 20 July 2017

Seven of eight miniature ponies stolen from Stonea are recovered - this Palomino pony is still missing. Can you help? PHOTO: Cambs Police

Seven of eight miniature ponies stolen from Stonea are recovered - this Palomino pony is still missing. Can you help? PHOTO: Cambs Police

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Seven of eight miniature ponies stolen from the outskirts of March have been found.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.

Two of them were found locally in a field and five were 23 miles away in the village of Beck Row, near Newmarket.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.

A police spokesman said; “Seven of eight miniature ponies that were stolen from a farm have been found and returned home.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.

“Only the palomino pony is still missing after two were found on Tuesday (July 18) in a field near Christchurch and five were recovered by the force’s Rural Crime Action Team in a field near Beck Row Travellers’ site in Suffolk following a call by a member of Cambridgeshire Countryside Watch.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.

“The ponies were stolen from a field in Sixteen Foot Bank, Stonea, between 10pm on Wednesday (July 12) and 8am Thursday morning (July 13). “Anyone with information about the remaining missing pony should call police on 101 quoting CF0397610717CF0397610717 or visit www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report.

Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.Eight horses were stolen from 16 Foot Bank in Stonea overnight on Wednesday July 12.

“Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.”

The eight miniature horses included a foal that was not expected to survive without its mother.

Daniel Everett said: “We had a lorry stop on top of the road side and they cut through a load of bramble and hedge row to get in.

“Then they cut through a fence lined with a 12,000 volt surge through it. They definitely knew what they were doing. They left rubber gloves behind and we found bread rolls on the floor, which they must have used to entice the horses.

“There was also some rope left which we think they used to try and catch them.

“Of the eight horses, three are foals including one which will likely die without its mother. The biggest one is only 36 inches tall.

“It means everything to our family to get the horses back. The ones that have been taken are the ones we’ve been breeding.

“They’ve taken what we’ve been building for years.”

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