COUNTY NEWS: Woman arrested after horses attacked

A woman has been arrested after six horses had their tails and manes cut off. Photo by Eddie Mitchell 07515 382675 SUS-160131-142203001

A woman has been arrested after six horses had their tails and manes cut off. Photo by Eddie Mitchell 07515 382675 SUS-160131-142203001

3
Have your say

Police have made an arrest after six horses had their tails and manes cut off at a stables in January.

A 24-year-old woman from Hove has been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, attempted blackmail and sending a malicious message.

A woman has been arrested after six horses had their tails and manes cut off. Photo by Eddie Mitchell 07515 382675 SUS-160131-142058001

A woman has been arrested after six horses had their tails and manes cut off. Photo by Eddie Mitchell 07515 382675 SUS-160131-142058001

She has been questioned and released on bail for further enquiries until April 26.

The incident happened sometime overnight from Friday, January 29 until Saturday, January 30, at Buddy’s Yard in Steyning Road, Shoreham.

Four of the horses were in a field and two were in a stable. None of the horses were hurt.

Police are still appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact police by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting serial 554 of 30/01.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.