Fears for Shetland pony stolen near Radlett

A Shetland pony called Cecil was stolen from a stable

A Shetland pony called Cecil was stolen from a stable - Credit: Photo supplied

Local horse lovers have banded together to publicise the plight of a young foal stolen from his mother’s side at a stable.

A Shetland pony called Cecil was stolen from a stable

A Shetland pony called Cecil was stolen from a stable - Credit: Photo supplied

Herts Police are still seeking one-month-old Shetland pony, Cecil, who was snatched from a property in Summerhouse Lane, near Radlett, between 7pm last Thursday (14) and 7am on Friday.

A local woman, concerned about the welfare of Cecil, contacted the Herts Ad to say that flyers publicising the stolen pony have been placed throughout Radlett and Aldenham.

She said: “The poor little thing probably won’t survive without its mother, so there needs to be as much publicity as possible.”

Police have released images of the foal in an attempt to urgently locate him, and track down those who stole him.


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A spokesman said officers are still speaking to people in the vicinity of the stable, and investigating CCTV images.

Pc John Phelan said: “Cecil is very small and would be very distressed to be away from his mother and the safe environment the stable offers.

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“Likewise, Cecil’s owner is absolutely distraught with worry. Cecil is a very distinctive pony and I would urge anyone who believes they know of his location to contact me immediately.”

If you saw anything unusual or suspicious in Summerhouse Lane between August 14-15 or have information on Cecil’s whereabouts please contact the police on non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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