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Control of Horses (Wales) Act 2014

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3Notices about seizure etc.

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(1)A local authority must, within 24 hours of seizing a horse under section 2, place in a conspicuous position at or near the place where it was seized, a written notice—

(a)stating that the horse has been seized and the date and time at which it was seized, and

(b)giving details of how contact can be made with the local authority.

(2)A local authority must, as soon as reasonably practicable after seizing a horse under section 2, take reasonable steps to ascertain who is the owner of the horse.

(3)A local authority must, within 24 hours of seizing a horse under section 2, give a written notice to—

(a)a constable, and

(b)if any person appears to the local authority to be the owner of the horse or to be acting on behalf of the owner in relation to the horse, that person.

(4)Where, within the period of 7 days beginning with that on which a horse is seized under section 2, a local authority ascertains that a person who has not been given a written notice under subsection (3)(b) is the owner of the horse, the local authority must, within 24 hours, give a written notice to that person.

(5)A notice under subsection (3) or (4) must be dated and include—

(a)a brief description of the horse,

(b)a statement of the date, time and place at which the horse was seized, and

(c)details of how contact can be made with the local authority.

(6)A notice under subsection (3)(b) or (4) must also state—

(a)why the recipient appears to the local authority to be the owner of the horse or to be acting on behalf of the owner in relation to the horse, and

(b)the effect of the operation of section 5 in relation to the horse (including when the power conferred by subsection (3) of that section will become available).

(7)A notice under subsection (3)(a) must also state who has been given a notice under subsection (3)(b) in relation to the horse.

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