Show horse slashed with knife in Stanley

First published in News The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Durham)

A VALUABLE show horse has been slashed in a knife attack described as 'vicious and senseless'.

Lucas, an eight-year-old grey Hanoverian gelding, was attacked in a field near Stanley, County Durham, on Monday.

He sustained a large slash wound from his right shoulder down his whole right side to his hind quarter, which penetrated skin and muscle and required immediate attention from a vet.

Acting Sergeant Chris Little said the injury appeared to have been caused by a sharp implement, possibly a hunting knife.

"This was a vicious, deliberate, senseless attack on a defenceless animal.

"I have never seen anything like it and it is impossible to guess what the attacker's motive could be."

Lucas' owner is said to be distraught.

The incident happened in a field near the Harperley crossroads, Kyo Haugh Road, between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

Anyone with information should call Durham Police on 0345-60-60-365.

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5:14pm Fri 7 Aug 09

Lauraaraa says...

Disgusting
What is wrong with people, why do they have to harm innocent beautiful animal
thugs, heartless horrible thugs thats all they are
I cant STAND people like that, think it is smart to do things like that and it isnt
Disgusting What is wrong with people, why do they have to harm innocent beautiful animal thugs, heartless horrible thugs thats all they are I cant STAND people like that, think it is smart to do things like that and it isnt Lauraaraa
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8:24pm Fri 7 Aug 09

dan29 says...

This vicious, spineless little piece of scum should be locked away. A hole in a ground whatever, I don't care as long as it is of the streets
This vicious, spineless little piece of scum should be locked away. A hole in a ground whatever, I don't care as long as it is of the streets dan29
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12:09am Sat 8 Aug 09

cj-dog says...

This saddens me.
What kind of society have we become when vile individuals feel it necessary to attack defenceless animals.
Obviously the penalties for this crime are not severe enough to deter it.
This saddens me. What kind of society have we become when vile individuals feel it necessary to attack defenceless animals. Obviously the penalties for this crime are not severe enough to deter it. cj-dog
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