Police appeal over hammer attack on a horse

A horse had to be put down after it was beaten with hammer in a field.

Friday, 6th January 2017, 3:11 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:00 pm
Information can be passed on by calling 101

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.

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"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.