BURGLARS broke into a Herefordshire stables by cutting a padlock.

Various items were stolen during the burglary that happened off Hawkers Lane in Fownhope.

Police Community Support Officer Adam Westlake said the perpetrators cut the padlock to the stables' tack room and stole several things between 6.30pm on May 1 and 9am on May 2.

"Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact us online, quoting incident number 00092_I_0205202," said PCSO Westlake.

"If you aren’t comfortable contacting us directly, you can pass on information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org"


He also shared advice for people to secure their property.

The police suggest keeping your property visible by ensuring hedges, fences and walls at the front are no higher than one metre.

They also suggest protecting your ground floor with prickly bushes around windows, and installing security devices.