Update: Horses killed in Hailsham barn blaze

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Three horses were killed and a quantity of equestrian equipment was destroyed in a barn fire in Hailsham.

The blaze, which police believe was accidental, broke out at the property in Robin Post Lane shortly before 2am this morning (Tuesday December 1).

A young man knocked on the barn owners’ door to alert them to the fire in the stable block, but unfortunately, by the time firefighters arrived the building was well alight.

The three horses were an Irish breed valued at £12,000, a Warmblood valued at £10,000 and a Kalamore valued at £10,000.

About £45,000 worth of tack located in the stable was destroyed, as were a number of sentimental items belonging to the owner.

An electricity company was in attendance and the scene was made safe in the early hours of the morning.

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