My wife just arrived home and told me of an horrific attack on horses in the Tunstall area that she heard on Radio Stoke. I searched for news and found this I am sure Suzanne will not mind me sharing it.
Suzanne Jordan: A horse has died and another injured after being attacked in Stoke-on-Trent.
The incident happened at a field in Goldenhill, Tunstall, off Gill Bank Road during the afternoon of May 2.
The horses, which belong to Woodstock Stable Trust, were attacked between 12noon and 3.30pm.
One of the animals had its ear cut and its injuries were so severe it had to be put down.
The other horse is believed to be in a stable condition, despite having two cuts to its throat. It has now been moved to another location.
Police are appealing for information about the incident and would like to speak to anyone who may have seen people in the area at the time.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Lesley Mountford at Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 542 of May 2, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
TWO men may hold vital clues about an attack which left one horse dead and another seriously injured.
Police want to speak to the men who were walking in a field with a dog at around the time of the incident in Goldenhill.
Mare Vienna had her ear cut and collapsed and died after suffering liver failure. Fellow mare Honey Bee survived having her throat cut and is recovering at a different stables.
Now police want to speak to the two men following the incident in fields off Gill Bank Road between midday and 3.30pm on May 2. It is not known what type of object was used to harm the animals.
PC Lesley Mountford said:
"I am particularly keen to trace two men who are potential witnesses.
"They were seen in the field between 1.30pm and 1.45pm on May 2 with a muscular white dog, described as either a Pitbull Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier, which was running free.
"The men were both white and one rode a silver and bronze bicycle. He was aged in his 20s, with short dark hair, a round-shaped face and was wearing a grey hoodie. The second man was aged between 25 and 30, 6ft tall and of slim build. He wore a blue jumper.
"The men were seen a short time later walking along Broadfield Road with the dog chained to the bike."Witnesses should call police on 101.