RURAL wildlife and heritage crime officers visited the east Essex branch of a charitable organisation to offer crime prevention advice.

The Pony Club is based at the Deanswood Equestrian Centre in Braintree.

Officers visited the team, who were working towards their security awareness badge.

During the visit, officers talked about security best practice and also provided information on horse passports and microchipping.

The support team also spent time security marking horse tack and equipment.