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Horse suffers ‘slash injury’

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

Police are investigating more cases of horses being injured in their paddocks after a veteran show horse was stabbed in his field at Holbeach at the end of June.

The latest incident in South Holland involved a horse in a paddock on Oxcroft Bank, Moulton Chapel, which suffered what police describe as “a slash injury” to it leg.

It’s believed the animal was attacked on Monday, July 28.

Police are now asking owners to check their horses for injuries – and to report any that they find to them on 101.

Owners are being urged to take steps to safeguard their horses, such as removing their head collars, if safe to do so, so they cannot easily be captured by strangers and to make sure their animals are micro-chipped or freeze branded.

• The horse attacked at Holbeach was a piebald called Joe. He recovered from the injury, although his heart began to fail through shock.

 

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