Thousands of pounds worth of equipment used for horses has been stolen on the Isle of Wight.
Police have confirmed to Isle of Wight Radio officers are investigating reports of two burglaries at stables in the West Cowes and Thorness areas.
It’s believed the break-ins happened sometime between Saturday night (7th July) and Monday morning (9th July).
Alan Stay owns one of the stables that was broken into near Thorness.
Speaking to Isle of Wight Radio he said, "I think the sort of people who do this don't really care about anyone, they just care about themselves. They wouldn't care about the fact the girls came down here and were crying their eyes out because of what they've found and the distress they've caused."
Police appeal for witnesses
Anyone with information is asked to contact Newport police station by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000.
People in rural communities are also encouraged to email the Isle of Wight Country Watch policing scheme: email@example.com http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/advice-and-information/general/country-watch