Police are investigating after the bodies of two ponies were found in Cornwall.

Two Shetland ponies were found dead in Carharrack, near Redruth yesterday (Sunday 24 June).

They were found by the owners, who had gone to feed the animals, at around 10.30am.

Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating the deaths and are reminding horse owners to remain vigilant.

A spokesman for the force said: “Following an examination of the ponies by a vet it is entirely possible that their deaths may have been accidental and not criminal. However we are keeping an open mind and enquiries will continue in order to determine exactly what has happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 101.