A horse has died after being shot in the neck in Surrey

The attack happened between 8-11am on Wednesday, 24 September, in Godstone.

Rural affairs officer for Tandridge police, PC Nick Shrapel said: “This is a wanton act of animal cruelty and I am appealing to members of the equestrian and Godstone community to help us.

“It is particularly concerning as this incident comes only a few months after cigarette burns were inflicted on another horse in the area.

“I am urgently appealing to anyone with any information at all, no matter how insignificant it may seem to you, to come forward.”

This latest attack is in the same area as one four months ago, but police are not linking the two.
On 1 June Lulu — a piebald mare — was attacked in South Godstone. She suffered facial wounds after having cigarettes put out on her.

Anyone with any information should call Surrey police on: 0845 1252222 and quote reference TC/08/3298.