Police appeal over hammer attack on a horse

Information can be passed on by calling 101
Information can be passed on by calling 101
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A horse had to be put down after it was beaten with hammer in a field.

The animal suffered injuries to its face and legs in Stockport, Greater Manchester, shortly after 8pm on Friday December 30.

The attack took place in a field off Brindale Road in Brinnington.

Pc Louise Butterley, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "This was a vicious and despicable act on a defenceless animal.

"How anyone could harm a living thing is beyond belief. The pain the poor horse must have endured is unthinkable and I'm determined to find the person responsible for this sickening offence.

"No-one we have spoken to saw the actual attack take place and I would urge anyone who has any information about it to please contact police."

Information can be passed on by calling 101 and quoting incident number 1947 of 30 December 2016.