ASBO for horse trader, after horses left to stray on roads and fly-graze across Vale

A HORSE trader has received an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) after allowing his horses to fly-graze and stray onto roads across the Vale of Glamorgan.

Tom Price, of Glamorgan Horse Traders Ltd, received the ASBO on Friday, November 9, following partnership working between the Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Department and South Wales Police.

Principal trading standards officer for the Vale Council, Christina Roberts-Kinsey, said: "I hope the introduction of the conditions will address the issues faced in the Vale of Glamorgan.

"I am pleased to advise that Mr Price has been prevented from allowing animals owned by him, or under his care or control, to stray on the highway and also from keeping horses on land without a valid written legal agreement of the land owner.

"He has also been prevented from selling or transfering ownership of a horse which is not correctly identified, where the details have not been updated with his ownership details."

PC Mike Hawkes, anti-social behaviour co-ordinator for the Vale of Glamorgan said: “Our positive action in securing this ASBO demonstrates that police in the Vale of Glamorgan, along with our partner agencies, are tackling anti-social behaviour within our communities and are getting tougher on those who display this type of behaviour.

“If Tom Price breaches this order, he will be arrested and placed before the courts. "We urge the public and local residents to contact the police if they see Mr Price in breach of any of the conditions of his ASBO. The community’s help in letting us know when these orders are broken is vital to their success.”

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