Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Fears Ponies were Deliberately Killed
9:41am 25th June 2012
(Updated 9:41am 25th June 2012)
Police say two ponies may have been deliberately killed near Redruth.
The Shetlands were discovered at Carharrack at around 10.30am on Sunday morning when their owners went to feed them.
A vet says what happened may have been an accident - but they may also have been deliberately attacked in their field.
Detectives have been carrying out searches and talking to locals in an effort to establish what has happened.
They have told Pirate FM that a bag of poultry feed had been knocked over at the scene. Feed is known to be harmful to horses and experts are urging people to keep it away from their animals.
Maureen Rolls from South West Equine Protection said:
"Sometimes animals do access feed. I've known them eat things like dried sugar beet when it should be soaked and it's killed animals. These are animals that are obviously grazing and Shetlands are notorious for eating more than they neccesarily need. So, it is a possibility. But if not then we should all be extremely concerned"
Investigating officer, DI Pete Simms said, “Whilst we are keeping an open mind, we do not believe that there is any link with the recent horse death at Stithians.
Share This StoryTweet
Employers pay £47k less into women's pensions, according to study
National News: Women are losing out on tens of thousands of pounds in employer pension contributions as a result of the gender pay gap, new research suggests.
Brits 2017: Diverse nominees in the running for awards tonight
Showbiz News: Craig David says his return to the Brits has been a "rollercoaster ride".
UK's £200m aid pledge to famine-threatened Somalia and South Sudan
World News: South Sudan and Somalia are going to receive £100m each in UK aid, the Government has announced.
British Cycling 'may have crossed ethical lines' - UK Sport Chairman
Sports News: British Cycling may have crossed ethical lines in its treatment of athletes in the past, according to the chairman of UK Sport Rod Carr.
Newspaper apologises after using Baldwin SNL photo instead of Trump
Strange News: A newspaper in the Dominican Republic has had to apologise to readers after it mistakenly used a photo of Alec Baldwin impersonating Donald Trump instead of the US President himself.
370 Bottles and Cans of Booze Seized from Teens in Newquay
Cornwall News: Crackdown on underage boozing begins as youngsters head for resort