No horsing around on King’s Lynn streets

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People visiting town on Sunday will have seen a different kind of police presence on the streets.

Norfolk Constabulary’s police horses were used to patrol the Tuesday Market Place area for the first time.

Ridden by special constabulary officers SC Neil Turner and SC ‘Jacko’ Jackson, police horses Frank and Jeeves patrolled the historic town and harbour, taking time to stop and talk to members of the public. Acting special Inspector Richard Tallent, from the special constabulary horse unit, said: “This was a great opportunity to not only reassure the public with visible patrols, but to also speak to them about rural crime, which is a high priority for the horse unit. We actively invited people to come and meet the horses and to discuss with us any issues or concerns they may have. We had an excellent response from the public who were delighted to see the presence of the horses which will be appearing all over the county and at shows throughout the year, as well as participating many of Norfolk Constabulary’s rural crime initiatives.”