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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. 

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

 
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. 

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