Horses escape and stray on to Link Road at Osbaldwick

York Press: Horses escape and stray on to road Horses escape and stray on to road

POLICE were called out when horses escaped on to the Link Road at Osbaldwick, on York’s outskirts, early yesterday.

North Yorkshire Police said the animals’ owners came to the scene and removed the horses a short time later.

City of York Council said its new horse bailiff, who started work on Monday to tackle the problem of illegally tethered horses on verges, was not involved in the matter.

A spokeswoman said the escape was “solely a police matter”.

He added: “Our agents have to wait for 14 days to elapse after posting legal notices before they’re able to take action against illegally tethered horses.”

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11:18am Fri 7 Feb 14

markymmark says...

He added: “Our agents have to wait for 14 days to elapse after posting legal notices before they’re able to take action against illegally tethered horses.”

So for 14 days (minimum) everyone is put at risk of the horses becoming untethered and injuring / killing someone.
Meanwhile after 13 days the horses are moved somewhere else and the whole process is repeated - Un*******believable !!!
He added: “Our agents have to wait for 14 days to elapse after posting legal notices before they’re able to take action against illegally tethered horses.” So for 14 days (minimum) everyone is put at risk of the horses becoming untethered and injuring / killing someone. Meanwhile after 13 days the horses are moved somewhere else and the whole process is repeated - Un*******believable !!! markymmark

11:21am Fri 7 Feb 14

BL2 says...

Forget the notices - if it's loose or unattended at the side of the road and let the owner come to you!
Forget the notices - if it's loose or unattended at the side of the road and let the owner come to you! BL2

11:22am Fri 7 Feb 14

BL2 says...

Ops - that should have said ...remove it and let the owner...
Ops - that should have said ...remove it and let the owner... BL2

1:27pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Exlabourmember says...

hang on. this horse bailiff was employed to solve problems like this but when asked for a comment CYC said he hadn't been involved?!?!?!?
hang on. this horse bailiff was employed to solve problems like this but when asked for a comment CYC said he hadn't been involved?!?!?!? Exlabourmember

7:07pm Fri 7 Feb 14

eurosteve says...

its very unusual for honest law abiding tax payers to let their horses out on the road ?
its very unusual for honest law abiding tax payers to let their horses out on the road ? eurosteve

12:58am Sat 8 Feb 14

Older Sometimes Wiser says...

If would be helpful if the new(ish) Police & Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan would comment here as she is supposed to ensure that Police actions are seen to be correct. There is a real need to clarify this report which confuses more than it informs!
Who's horses?Why was the new nameless horse bailiff not involved? and was the spokesman from the Police or some other body?
It's not more than a fortnight ago when a stray horse wandered onto the Hull Road dual carriageway near the Park & Ride exit.
If would be helpful if the new(ish) Police & Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan would comment here as she is supposed to ensure that Police actions are seen to be correct. There is a real need to clarify this report which confuses more than it informs! Who's horses?Why was the new nameless horse bailiff not involved? and was the spokesman from the Police or some other body? It's not more than a fortnight ago when a stray horse wandered onto the Hull Road dual carriageway near the Park & Ride exit. Older Sometimes Wiser

2:40pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Sillybillies says...

For what offences was/were the owner/owners of the horses reported by the police? It's an offence to be the owner of horses straying on the highway. Above all, can the Press please do some proper investigative reporting instead of parroting police press releases, please?
For what offences was/were the owner/owners of the horses reported by the police? It's an offence to be the owner of horses straying on the highway. Above all, can the Press please do some proper investigative reporting instead of parroting police press releases, please? Sillybillies

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