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    Shetland killed in brutal attack

    NewsGeneral Equestrian NewsWednesday 09 November 2016
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    Bobby, a shetland pony in Sunderland has been mutilated and killed in an attack on the 3rd of November.

    The gelding was discovered by his owner between 7 and 8pm in a field on Cleadon Lane, Cleadon.

    RSPCA Inspector Heidi Cleaver described Bobby's injuries as too horrific to mention “Bobby has been slashed, had an ear and his bottom lip cut off and his genitals severed.

    “His mane has also been hacked off and left strewn all over the field.
     
    “This was a very friendly little skewbald Shetland pony, aged around 12-14 years.
     
     
    Officers on scene stated Bobby's injuries were caused deliberately. photo rspca-sunderland.org.uk
     
    Superintendent Brad Howe explains: "This is a truly horrific crime which has understandably shocked the community. We know Bobby's owner is absolutely devastated and have been in regular contact with her to keep her updated with the progress of our investigation. 
     
    “It’s inconceivable that someone would want to deliberately hurt him in this way." added inspector Cleaver. "This was a truly horrific incident. If you have any information about what happened to Bobby please call the RSPCA inspector appeal line immediately on 0300 123 8018 and ask to leave a message for me,” 
     

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