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Control of Horses Act 2015

Section 4: Liability for damage and expenses due to horses

11.Section 4 inserts section 4A into the 1971 Act relating to horses on land without lawful authority, and also makes consequential amendments to sections 4, 5 and 10 of the 1971 Act. Section 4A makes provision for liability of the person to whom the horse belongs for expenses arising from its detention and the ascertainment of that person as the owner of the horse. It also covers any damage the horse may have caused to the land or property. It is modelled on the existing section 4.

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