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Horses attacked in South Petherton

Two horses have been attacked at stables in the Pitway Hill area of South Petherton. The horses, one female and one male, suffered cuts on their faces caused by a sharp object, possibly a knife sometime between 10pm on Wednesday 4 December and 8.45am the following day.

Both horses needed emergency treatment, including stitches and stables, and they are on continuing medication.

PCSO Nikolaus Burge, from the neighbourhood team, said: “This is a very disturbing attack on two horses for no apparent motive. While offences like this are very rare, we’d encourage horse owners in the area to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.”

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for information and asking members of the public who may know something to come forward. If you saw anything suspicious around the Pitway Hill area of South Petherton on the night of the incident, or the days before, or are aware of any similar incidents which haven’t been reported to the police, please contact them on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219281331.

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