Horse slashed in Suffolk field

FEARS that a horse slasher may be at large in rural Suffolk have been stoked after an animal was found with a large cut to its stomach.

Will Clarke

FEARS that a horse slasher may be at large in rural Suffolk have been stoked after an animal suffered a large cut.

Detectives believe the incident in Newton, near Sudbury, was deliberate and are now appealing for help from the public.

The horse was found injured in its field just outside the village at Newton Leys with a large cut along its belly at 6pm last Friday.


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It is now receiving veterinary treatment and police are treating the attack, which may have occurred as early as Tuesday, as suspicious.

Anybody who may have seen something suspicious in the area should call PC Kirsten Adams on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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