The body of a mutilated pony has been found on Dartmoor.
The animal, believed to be around 2 months old, was discovered on moorland at Yennadon Down in Dousland, Yelverton on Tuesday evening.
Police are investigating the possibility that the body had been left in some kind of ritualistic way.
This was a particularly nasty and distressing incident.
Someone will know who is responsible.
This behaviour is bizarre and of concern and I would ask anyone with information concerning the incident to contact the police.
– Inspector Andy Oliver, West Devon Police
Anyone who was in the area of Iron Mine Lane between Sunday and Tuesday evening or who has any information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 918 of 23/07/13 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A cyclist has died while competing in the Severn Bridge Road Race in Gloucestershire. 23-year-old Junior Heffernan from Yelverton in Devon was involved in a collision with a car during the race yesterday (Sun).
It happened on the third lap of the 10-lap race, which was immediately abandoned.