Lancashire police officer back in saddle with second book

PC Dave Palmer-Davies with police horse Pendle and the illustrator of the books,  Michael Miller.

PC Dave Palmer-Davies with police horse Pendle and the illustrator of the books, Michael Miller.

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A police officer has written two books on the trot about Pendle the police horse.

The success of his first story about real retired police horse, Pendle, spurred PC Dave Palmer-Davies on to pen the sequel.

In ‘Pendle the Police Horse and the Stolen Kettle’, Pendle and his fictional rider Bryan are on a quest to solve the mystery of who stole Lady Lucy’s kettle.

Along the way, the pair encounter a series of events which require their help including a robbery and a football game.

All proceeds from the book will go to the Lancashire Police Horse Benevolent Fund, which looks after police horses after they retire from duty.

PC Palmer-Davies from Lancashire said: “The success of the first book and the enjoyment that it gave to my own young sons, as well as the possibility to raise money for the Lancashire Police Horse Benevolent Fund, gave me another push to get on with the second one.

“I really enjoyed writing it and found that my career as a mounted police officer gave me ideas for the story.

“I hope people will support this book and this important charity to help the horses that spend their working life protecting the county’s residents.”

A 20-year-old Irish sport horse, Pendle worked on active duty for Lancashire Constabulary from 1998, before retiring in 2013.

He still makes guest appearances at community events and also recently won a veteran showing class with his new owner.

PC Palmer-Davies joined the county constabulary in 1989 and eventually transferred from uniformed patrol duties to the Mounted Branch where he still works.

He takes an active role in supporting and raising funds for the Lancashire Police Horse Benevolent Fund which was set up in 2010 to support retired police horses.

Once retired, horses are given to a new owner and the fund helps to cover any on-going costs which may be needed including vet treatment.

Illustrated by Michael Miller and published by Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd, ‘Pendle the Police Horse and the Stolen Kettle’ is available through Amazon and other reputable book sho