A charity which rescues working horses has been evicted from its Sussex base by its one time patron, the Marquess of Abergavenny.
The Working Horse Trust was forced to re-home 11 rare breed shire horses scattering them around the country when its tenancy on the Nevill Estate in Eridge ran out last month.
The Marquess stepped down as the charity's patron five years ago after first serving it with an eviction notice.
Volunteer Jo Ambrose says evicting the horses was heartbreaking
Volunteer with the trust, Jo Ambrose, 59 said it had been a "heartbreaking task" - clearing the site - and watching her "beloved horses" leave what had been their home for the last 23 years.