Where is Sam? Hunt is on for stolen British pony

Sam was stolen from his Leicestershire stable overnight on January 28. Photo: Sam's Been Stolen page/Facebook
Sam was stolen from his Leicestershire stable overnight on January 28. Photo: Sam’s Been Stolen page/Facebook

The hunt is on for a 15-year-old pony stolen from a field in Leicestershire, England, with a Facebook page launched to help in the effort to locate him.

Sam, a miniature British Spotted Pony, stands no more than 35 inches tall.

He was stolen from Bradgate Road, Cropston, overnight on Wednesday, January 28.

The gate to his field was pulled off and he was taken from his stable, which he shared with a pony companion who is said to be missing him terribly.

The Bigley family, which has owned Sam for about 12 years, is keen to get him back.

Danny Bigley, 44, told local media that his daughter, 10-year-old Madison, is really upset over the theft of Sam. The horse has been part of the family all her life, he said.

Sam, who does not have any spots, was last seen wearing a green rug with grey straps. He has a distinctive walk due to chronic laminitis. His microchip number is 978000000112000.

A Facebook group called Sam’s Been Stolen is helping in the campaign to find Sam.

Local media have publicised the case, and material has been shared extensively on social media.

Posters have gone up in local saddleries, feed stores and pet shops.

Got information? Ring Leicestershire Police on 101. Case number LC/00440/15-5.

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