Eastwood riding into Rotherham

Published Friday, 4th November 2016
Eastwood the horse
Eastwood the horse is welcomed to Rotherham

Say hello to South Yorkshire Police's new chestnut gelding Eastwood!

He’s starting work with the Force after completing a six-week schooling stint. Each police horse is named after a district in South Yorkshire and the aptly named Eastwood takes his from an area of Rotherham.

The new recruit and his rider, PC Alison Akers, will be patrolling in Eastwood and getting to know the residents of Rotherham in the weeks ahead.

Karen Hanson, Rotherham Council’s Assistant Director for Community Safety and Street Scene (third left), Rotherham Council's Love My Streets Project Co-ordinator Wayne Munro-Smith (left) and local police officers are pictured welcoming Eastwood to the town.