Police are investigating after a dead and mutilated pony was found in a ditch in Hampshire.

The coloured pony was discovered on Hook Road, in Greywell on Monday, 3 January.

Police believed the pony was dumped sometime between 25 December and 3 January.

A spokesman from the RSPCA told H&H that the carcass was found with its organs removed.

A police spokesman told press: “At this stage we are unsure how the pony died.”