POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an attack where an elderly pony was violently assaulted and left to die.

The incident took place in a field on the edge of Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire on Wednesday March 5, between 2 and 4pm.

Details of the attack are not being released but the pony was severely traumatised and so badly injured it had to be put down.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Shipston or Stratford police on 01926 415000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.