Horse Stabbed And 'Sexually Violated'

20 August 2015, 06:36

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Police are investigating after reports a horse has been stabbed and "sexually violated'' in an attack in a field.

The incident happened near New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, overnight on Sunday and the female horse called Blaze had to be put down.

In a Facebook post, Blaze's owner said someone entered the field and stabbed the horse twice in the chest before "sexually violating'' the animal.

A £1,000 reward was offered to anyone who could provide information which leads to an arrest.

The post has been shared thousands of times.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "We have had a report of an injured horse in the New Pitsligo area and inquiries are ongoing into the incident.

"Anyone with information should get in touch.''

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