Redwings release statement on Paper Mill Lane horses

Redwings and the RSPCA have released a statement regarding horses that have been living on a site in Ipswich known as Paper Mill Lane.

In total, ten horses were removed from the site in Bramford, with six being taken in by Redwings and four going to the RSPCA.

The move follows concerns voiced by the public for the horses’ safety after some appeared to be underweight and not being properly cared for.

Redwings and the RSPCA initially visited the site on the 5 January this year and issued the owner with an improvement notice for several of the horses that were identified as being of particular concern.

In their statement, the two charities said: “On Thursday 12 January, ten horses were seized from the Paper Mill Lane site in Bramford, Ipswich. The horses were removed on welfare grounds as certified by a Redwings veterinary surgeon and with support from the RSPCA, Suffolk County Council and the police.

“This is now an active investigation and therefore Redwings and the RSPCA are unable to provide further details about the case.

“Talks to establish a long-term management plan for the horses on Paper Mill Lane remain ongoing between other horse owners on the site, the landowner, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Police, the RSPCA and Redwings.”

Anyone with new welfare concerns or concerns for any equine can call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 or Redwings Horse Sanctuary on 01508 481008/welfare@redwings.co.uk