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FSA investigate Todmorden slaughterhouse

Peter Boddy slaughterhouse in Todmorden has been raided by the Food Standards Agency and the police investigating the horsemeat scandal

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Video: Ponies tails docked

Police in Todmorden are appealing for information after an attack on two Shetland ponies. They had their tails cut off, in what animal cruelty experts are calling a barbaric attack.

It's thought the horse hair may have been stolen to make either musical instrument strings, or to use on rocking horses.

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Police appeal after ponies' tails cut off

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Tinkerbell recovering after having her tail cut off, possibly by thieves. Credit: ITV Calendar

Police in Todmorden are appealing for information following an attack on two Shetland ponies. Mother & Daughter, Twinkle & Tinkerbell had their tails cut off, in what animal cruelty experts are calling a barbaric attack.

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It's thought the tails were taken by thieves who may sell them for musical instruments. Credit: ITV Calendar

It's thought the horse hair may have been stolen to make either musical instrument strings, or to use on rocking horses. Their owners say it could take anything up to six years for their tales to grow back properly.

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Richard Mountain is moving out of his home Credit: Calendar
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