Partially-sighted pony seriously injured in knife attack

  • Police are appealing for information after a partially-blind pony was attacked with a knife in a field in South Wales last week (25 February).

    South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after the two-year-old cob “suffered serious injuries”.

    The attack on the pony called Moe is thought to have taken place between 8pm on 25 February and 10am on the following morning.

    The pony kept on Mill Road, Ynysybwl near Pontypridd, was out with three other horses at the time of the attack.

    The pony suffered injuries to his neck and back.

    “We know this incident will cause concern to the local community, in particular those people who own horses, and we would like to reassure them we are doing everything we can to indentify those responsible so that appropriate action can be taken,” said Police sergeant Ben Rowe.

    “At the current time, we do not know what kind of motive any person would have to do this or what they were trying to achieve by carrying out this act, however, it is clearly very concerning.”

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    The police are asking anyone with any information about the incident to call 101 quoting reference number 1600067019.

    Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111

    “I hope someone can help catch the sad sickos who decided to slash a timid partially-blind loving family pet,” said Dawn-Emma Bailey, a friend of Moe’s owners on Facebook.

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