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ECHO, February 21, 1991

GIRL DEFIES DEATH TO SAVE HORSE

Brave Haverhill schoolgirl Elizabeth Gibbs put her own life at risk by jumping into a frozen pond to help rescue a horse which had stumbled in and got stuck in mud.

The 13-year-old, of Boyton Close, stayed with the horse, waist deep in icy water, for nearly 30 minutes before being pulled out by Haverhill firemen, who also saved the gelding called Storm.

The drama took place at Silver Hall Farm in Withersfield.

BUSINESSMAN OFFERS REWARD AFTER VANDALS ATTACK

Kelvin Smith, managing director of furniture company Leaders, offered a three-piece suite worth £1,000 as a reward for information about an attack by vandals at the business in Cherry Gardens, Haverhill.

Intruders slashed ten lounge suite chairs and settees, damage that Mr Smith said was worth at least £2,000.

In the space of a year the business had seen its van heavily vandalised, had about £5,000 worth of computers and general office equipment stolen and then had the break-in that resulted in the slashed furniture.



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