Gift horse: Ex-tabloid editor loaned police steed
London: British police gave former News of
the World editor Rebekah Brooks a retired police steed to look
after, the force confirmed on Tuesday but they insisted it was not
a gift horse.
The Metropolitan Police said the horse was loaned to
Brooks former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch`s British
newspapers in 2008 under a programme that allows people to
care for retired service animals.
The force said the horse which was not identified by name
was rehoused with a police officer in 2010. It has since died
of natural causes, police said.
Brooks` spokesman, David Wilson, confirmed Brooks had
been a "foster carer" for the animal, and said Brooks had paid
for the upkeep of the horse while it was stabled at her rural
"This is just a charitable thing Rebekah did," he said.
Britain`s media ethics inquiry is currently looking into
claims of crooked relations between the press and police.
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