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Police horse named after much loved TV presenter Dianne Oxberry

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Police horse named after much loved TV presenter Dianne Oxberry
Police horse named after much loved TV presenter Dianne Oxberry

Dianne died from ovarian cancer in January and one of her last reports came from a police mounted unit.

Police horse named after much loved TV presenter Dianne Oxberry
Dianne Oxberry

A police horse has been named after the late TV presenter Dianne Oxberry, who passed away aged 51 from ovarian cancer in January.

Dianne’s last current affairs report was filmed with the mounted unit at Merseyside Police.

In her honour one of the unit’s horses, Daisy, was renamed ‘Oxberry’ at a ceremony attended by her husband Ian Hindle and the force’s chief constable, Andy Cooke.

Dianne was a horse rider and animal lover.

She visited and filmed at the unit in November last year for an episode of the BBC’s Inside Out programme, which aired in a special tribute after her death.

Police horse named after much loved TV presenter Dianne Oxberry
Husband Ian Hindle (left) with Oxberry and Andy Cooke (Image: Merseyside Police)

Police horse named after much loved TV presenter Dianne Oxberry

Daisy was renamed Oxberry.

“Following news of her death, we decided that naming one of her horses to commemorate her would be a fitting tribute.

“This is a great honour for the force and our way of saying thank you to Dianne and her family, for the fantastic woman, presenter and animal lover she was.”

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A native of Sunderland, Dianne had made her home in Sale, Trafford, with husband Ian, a camera operator, and their young children.

Dianne filming at the mounted unit (Image: BBC)
Dianne filming at the mounted unit (Image: BBC)

She began working on North West Tonight in 1994, having worked at BBC Radio 1 alongside Steve Wright and Simon Mayo.

news updated by Steve

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