Ben­e­fits mum keeps Dob­bin in £200-a-month sta­bles

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By NEIL GOOD­WIN neil@sun­

A JOB­LESS mother-of-11 who’s hav­ing a six-bed­room house built for her is rak­ing in enough ben­e­fits to keep her own HORSE.

Heather Frost, 37, splashed out on a grey mare called An­nie ( left) last year and pays pad­dock fees, food and vets bills ev­ery month – thanks to the tax­payer.

Sta­ble hands reckon the pet – kept for her 16-year-old daugh­ter An­gel – costs around £200 a month to look af­ter.

Frost re­fused to dis­cuss the horse – but An­gel took to a lo­cal news­pa­per web­site to de­fend her mother from a wave of na­tional out­rage.

She wrote: “My mum has noth­ing to be ashamed about.

“The house we are moov­ing (sic) to in north­way is smaller then the one we live in now , so it’s far from a man­sion.”

Her mother said: “I refuse to com­ment, I’ll not talk about my horse or my kids.”

Frost cur­rently lives in two prop­er­ties knocked to­gether to house her­self and chil­dren So­phie, 22, Toby, 19, Daisy, 18, An­gel, 16, Jay, 14, Chloe, 13, Paige, 12, Emily, ten, Beth, nine, Ruby, seven and Tilly, two.

But her lo­cal coun­cil has ar­ranged for a 1,850 sq ft pad to be built on a new hous­ing devel­op­ment in Tewkes­bury, Glos, which is due to be com­pleted in June.

Frost has enough spare cash to keep An­nie at a pad­dock a mile from her cur­rent home in Church­down, Glos. A worker at the pad­dock claimed Frost re­cently ne­go­ti­ated to buy TWO more horses but the deal fell through at the last minute.

She cur­rently pays £65-amonth pad­dock fees but had dis­cussed a deal to sta­ble three horses for £175.

DOLE­FUL: Frost won’t

dis­cuss horse, kids or new home

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