Warning over scrap-seeking trio

HORSE owners are being urged to be vigilant after three men were seen trying to gain access to stables in Robertsbridge last week.

At 9.30am on Monday May 23, a Poppinghole Lane resident spotted the trio in a builders van, which had a flat bed and drop sides, trying to get into the stables area of a property via a gate, which is electronically operated.

When challenged, the men said they were looking for scrap metal.

A witness described the men as aged in their late teens or early twenties and all three had ginger hair.

Phillip Ball, of Sussex Horse Watch, said: “Please be vigilant and look out for this type of vehicle, if possible get its registration details and then report them to the police and/or me.”