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Appeal after horse found dead on waste land

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing to the public for witnesses after the carcass of a dead horse was found. The horse was a Shetland pony and it was found, with rear legs tied together, on waste land off Lyde Road on the east side of Yeovil at about 11am yesterday morning (Saturday).  The Police believe the horse had been struck to the head with a blunt item.

Did you see anything suspicious?

Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area between midnight and mid-morning yesterday (Saturday), who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously. A passing car driver, early morning dog walker, someone driving into work or finishing a late night shift may have information to help our enquiries.

Did you see anyone acting oddly in the area over the few days/nights before the incident took place.

The Police have notified the RSPCA of the incident and are in the meanwhile treating this as an act of criminal damage.

Anyone with any information is asking to contact the Police on 101, quoting reference 5219057043

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