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Horses cut in what could be witchcraft say locals

Two horses in Herefordshire have been attacked in what members of the local Horsewatch group and the owner say could involve witchcraft.

The mane of a 10-year-old Welsh Cob was cut off and left at the scene in Upper Sapey, near Worcester, on 15 August, while a second horse suffered cuts near the mane, possibly sustained from scissors.

Police are examining a pair of scissors found near the scene.

Owner Amy Jones said the horses are traumatised: “It was very strange. There were marks on their faces. One had a strange L-shaped mark cut on its face.

“It was a full moon. This could well involve someone doing a black magic ritual with the mane, which was cut up. ”

A police spokesman said the incident might be related to another at Upton Bishop, near Ross-On-Wye on 3 August when three horses had their manes cut off.

Ali Cann, chairman of Herefordshire and Shropshire Horsewatch urged local horse owners to join the group and share information.

She said: “Horse people need to act together and share information, particularly at the moment it is vital.”

If anyone has further information call West Mercia Police on 08457 444888.

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