Name a horse for a force

POLICE are appealing to children to help them find official names for two of their horses.

The two Cleveland Police horses go by their stable names, Alf and Reg. But they need to be called something else when carrying out their operational and ceremonial duties.

 Force chiefs are asking youngsters aged under 16 to submit their ideas.

The winner will be given a shopping voucher and visit the stables at Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough, to meet the force’s seven horses.

 Inspector Bev Gill, head of the specialist operations dog section, mounted section and automatic number plate recognition team, said: “The competition is a great way to get young people involved with Cleveland Police and to have a bit of fun.

“The names will be the horses’ formal names, so please give some thought to the reason behind your chosen name.”

Examples of official names used in the past are Stranton and Mannion.

 The competition is set to run from Monday, July 11, to Wednesday, August 31.

 Entries have to be submitted through the Cleveland Police Facebook page at, Twitter page at or via the website, where more information is also available.