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Horse attacked in Northallerton

Horse attacked in Northallerton

4:27pm 21st July 2010

Police in Northallerton are hunting whoever is responsible for deliberately wounding a horse on Tannery Lane in the town.

The incident happened sometime between the evening of Thursday 8th and the afternoon of Friday 9th July 2010, when a horse, which is stabled in a field at the bottom of Tannery Lane, was attacked with an unknown weapon which left a deep cut approximately 5” in length in the animal's left hind leg. The wound had to be treated and stitched by a vet.

PC Alex Forsdyke, of Northallerton’s Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This was an utterly pointless and vicious attack which left a defenceless animal in pain and requiring treatment. I would urge anyone who knows anything about this crime to contact me at Northallerton police station.”

Anyone who knows who carried out this attack or has any information that can progress the enquiry is asked to contact PC Alex Forsdyke, of Northallerton’s Safer Neighbourhood Team, on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12100114090. Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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