Stray Shetland pony to be reunited with owner

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A STRAY Shetland pony has been reunited with its owner after an appeal was launched this week.

Yesterday, police released a photograph of the Shetland pony they had recovered near a dual carriageway in Milton Keynes.

At around 1.05pm on February 5, a passing motorist saw the pony roaming loose near to the H8 standing way in Tattenhoe.

Police were called and officers arrived before walking it to the nearest neighbourhood police station where it was discovered the pony had been microchipped – although the owner could not be identified through the chip.

Police organised for warm stabling to be set up for the pony so the owner could be identified. After seeing reports he got in touch and the pair are due to be reunited later today

Sergeant Keith Lavery, who is based at Westcroft police office, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in this case, including my staff and the passing motorist, who saw the loose pony and reported the incident to the Force.

“Thankfully this tale has a happy ending, after the owner read the Force’ appeals for information and contacted police. The owner and pony are due to be reunited later today.”