Pirate FM News

Fears Ponies were Deliberately Killed

police 1

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:01am 25th June 2012. (Updated at 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.

“We would appeal to all members of the local community and, in particular, horse owners for information about this incident. It is important that they remain vigilant and report any suspicious incident or activity to the police."
 
In the Stithians attack a horse was tortured and cut to death. Nobody has ever been brought to justice for that attack.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

Colorado man 'killed wife after seeing her strangle daughter on baby monitor'

World News: The father of two girls whose bodies were found submerged in oil told police he killed his wife after seeing her strangling one of their children on a baby monitor.

British tycoon killed in seaplane crash with his family 'leaves £41m' to Oxfam

National News: A British businessman who was killed in a seaplane crash with his family has left a reported £41m to the charity Oxfam.

Trending in Cornwall

WATCH: Warning for Cornwall amid measles outbreak

Almost 600 children in the Duchy could be at risk

Appeal after 'assault' in Newquay town centre

It allegedly happened in the early hours of the morning

VIDEO: The Cornish workers forced to claim benefits

More than 2,000 claimants do not earn enough

WATCH: Baby christened in Truro circus tent

This isn't something you see every day!

Old toilet block in Newlyn goes up for auction

The sea-view site is expected to scoop over £15,000

Driver airlifted after crash in Cornish village

A man was injured after a tractor and a car hit

A coast path fall leaves a woman in hospital

The casualty was stretchered to safety near Pentewan

WATCH: Trago Christmas lights go on... in AUGUST!

The Falmouth display was switched on by accident

Reports of people trapped by fire in Newquay

Smoke was billowing from the building on Monday

The plans to merge three churches near Redruth

One could be demolished and sold-off for housing

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall