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Police horses successfully tackle anti-social behaviour
A TRIAL to see if police horses could help tackle anti-social behaviour in Bridgwater during the summer holidays has proved a success.
Bridgwater was selected as one of three pilot areas and it is hoped the scheme will be rolled out further next year.
Mounted Section Sergeant Kerry Williams said: “The patrols have gone really well, but the most important thing to come out of this campaign has been the increase in public reassurance and the increased approachability of the police in these areas.
“People seem to warm to the horses and feel more comfortable speaking to us which can only be a good thing.”
Several arrests were made during the scheme, along with fines being issued.
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mounstevens said: “The police horses always attract big crowd and they definitely allow the police to engage with lots of people who might not usually want to approach them.”
You can follow the horses on Twitter @ASPoliceHorses
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