Hartlepool signpost causes controversy after dog walkers banned from popular spot. 

A signpost in Hartlepool has caused controversy on a site popular with dog walkers and horse owners. 

The private land owner has been plagued with issues on the field related to horses being tethered on the site. 

Resulting in a signpost being placed banning anyone from using the land on Skerne Road, Oakesway Trading Estate, in Hartlepool. 

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Oddly the sign has been placed in the middle of the field. 

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Locals have vowed to keep tethering their horses to the field despite the notice banning anyone from using the land. 
Their have been a number of successful court cases as a result of horses suffering from neglect on the field.

Police Officers have been working hard to tackle the problems the horse owners bring to the field for many years.