Horse attackd in south Northants field

26 June 2019, 12:17 | Updated: 26 June 2019, 12:18

Northamptonshire Police car

A horse in a south Northants field has been attacked with what police believe was a knife.

The horse was grazing in a field in the Paulerspury/Potterspury area between 7-9pm on Saturday, 1st June, when it was discovered to have a large cut on its neck.

A vet had to double stitch the wound in order to close it, and based on the nature of the injury it is believed a person is responsible, rather than it happening accidentally.

Officers from the Northamptonshire Police Rural Crime Team are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a black ‘08-registration Volkswagen Polo acting suspiciously in the area earlier that day.

Anyone with information about the attack, or the VW Polo, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.

Incident number: 19000304890