Hunt for VW Polo after horse slashed in south Northamptonshire

A black Volkswagen Polo is being sought by police after a horse suffered what is believed to be a deliberate knife wound.

Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 4:57 pm
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The horse was grazing in a field in the Paulerspury/Potterspury area between 7pm and 9pm on Saturday, June 1, when it was discovered to have a large cut on its neck, Northamptonshire Police today said.

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.

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