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Police hunt Shetland pony knifeman

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on two Shetland ponies in Hebden Bridge.The Upper Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to speak to anyone who has information about the incident in which two animals had their tails cut off below the bone.

The incident happened overnight on August 9 after the two ponies were injured by someone who cut off their tails at Higher Blackshaw Farm, Hebden Bridge. The tails were cut below the bone, meaning the animals were not left bleeding, but left the animals in discomfort.