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Shetland ponies attacked

An owner of two shetland ponies in West Yorkshire has been left distressed after the pair had their tails cut off below the bone.

It happened overnight on August 9 at Higher Blackshaw Farm in Hebden Bridge.

We are appealing for witnesses or information about this unpleasant incident which has understandably caused distress to the animals owner.While the tail was cut off below the bone the loss of them will cause the animals distress as horses use them to swat away flys and insects.

Officers are investigating whether the tails may have been cut off to sell on and we would ask anyone who has information to contact us on at the Upper Valley NPT on 101 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

– PC Fiona Igo of the Upper Valley NPT