Mounted police tackle yobs

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Officers in West Yorkshire are using a new four-legged weapon to help tackle anti social behaviour.

Working under the direction of their neighbourhood policing team colleagues, members of the force’s mounted section have started a series of patrols in areas where residents have previously complained about the issue.

“It is very important that police have a visible presence on the streets, and what could be more visible that patrolling on a horse,” said Inspector Trevor Thackraym who leads the mounted section.

“This not only helps to deter people who are looking to get involved in anti-social behaviour but also provides a reassuring presence for the vast majority of law abiding citizens who want to get on with their lives.”

“And by working with our colleagues in the NPT’s we are able to go to the areas where we can be of most help.”