Horse attacked by thugs

THUGS assaulted a horse and damaged an electric fence during a raid at a farm in Abberton.

Police were called to Pantile Farm, off Peldon Road, after fencing was damaged between Thursday, October 25 and Monday, November 5.

A horse was also struck on the head with a blunt instrument and left with a fractured skull.

Anyone with information call Colchester police on 101.

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12:23pm Fri 16 Nov 12

bev52 says...

It happened sometime between Oct 25th and Nov 5th!!!!!!!
Where the hell were the owners during this time, they should have been visiting and checking on their horses a minimum of once a day, then they would have known exactly which day it had happened. I hope the RSPCA are looking into why the owners never checked thier horses for all this timeand I hope these evil thugs are caught. What sort of mentality do these people that go round attacking animals have. They are very very sick and need sectioning for their own and everything elses safety.
It happened sometime between Oct 25th and Nov 5th!!!!!!! Where the hell were the owners during this time, they should have been visiting and checking on their horses a minimum of once a day, then they would have known exactly which day it had happened. I hope the RSPCA are looking into why the owners never checked thier horses for all this timeand I hope these evil thugs are caught. What sort of mentality do these people that go round attacking animals have. They are very very sick and need sectioning for their own and everything elses safety. bev52
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10:42pm Sun 18 Nov 12

South colchester resident says...

I agree totally with above. That is 12 days where the horse was not visited. Poor thing had a fractured skull, i just hope the owner took the horse for treatment. Hopefully the RSPCA can make a successful prosecution, as they did recently where 2 horses were abandoned in a field over the summer in the Colchester area.
I agree totally with above. That is 12 days where the horse was not visited. Poor thing had a fractured skull, i just hope the owner took the horse for treatment. Hopefully the RSPCA can make a successful prosecution, as they did recently where 2 horses were abandoned in a field over the summer in the Colchester area. South colchester resident
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8:40am Mon 19 Nov 12

dominicbowers says...

The owner has been in touch and said the following:

"This is my horse that was attacked and maybe if the report was worded properly the attack happened on 25th October!!!!

"And my horses r checked twice a day for at least 5 hrs a day I spend with them !!!!!

"I love my horse with all my heart she's part of my family so before people make assumptions the evidence given needs to read correct in the first place!!!!

"All this has now done is cause more stress and anxiety to my family."

The police released this information on Thursday:

"The crime happened in Abberton when an electric fence at Pantile Farm off Peldon Road was damaged between Thursday, October 25 and Monday, November 5. It is believed the culprits also hit a horse on the head with a blunt implement, causing it to sustain a fractured skull."

Our request for an interview with the owner was declined.
The owner has been in touch and said the following: "This is my horse that was attacked and maybe if the report was worded properly the attack happened on 25th October!!!! "And my horses r checked twice a day for at least 5 hrs a day I spend with them !!!!! "I love my horse with all my heart she's part of my family so before people make assumptions the evidence given needs to read correct in the first place!!!! "All this has now done is cause more stress and anxiety to my family." The police released this information on Thursday: "The crime happened in Abberton when an electric fence at Pantile Farm off Peldon Road was damaged between Thursday, October 25 and Monday, November 5. It is believed the culprits also hit a horse on the head with a blunt implement, causing it to sustain a fractured skull." Our request for an interview with the owner was declined. dominicbowers
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10:56pm Mon 19 Nov 12

South colchester resident says...

dominicbowers wrote:
The owner has been in touch and said the following:

"This is my horse that was attacked and maybe if the report was worded properly the attack happened on 25th October!!!!

"And my horses r checked twice a day for at least 5 hrs a day I spend with them !!!!!

"I love my horse with all my heart she's part of my family so before people make assumptions the evidence given needs to read correct in the first place!!!!

"All this has now done is cause more stress and anxiety to my family."

The police released this information on Thursday:

"The crime happened in Abberton when an electric fence at Pantile Farm off Peldon Road was damaged between Thursday, October 25 and Monday, November 5. It is believed the culprits also hit a horse on the head with a blunt implement, causing it to sustain a fractured skull."

Our request for an interview with the owner was declined.
Thank you for clarifying the above, the news report was misleading. I am very pleased the horse was not left to suffer as the original report appeared to imply. I wish the horse a full recovery, and apologise for the distress this report has caused the owners and the subsequent misinformed comments
[quote][p][bold]dominicbowers[/bold] wrote: The owner has been in touch and said the following: "This is my horse that was attacked and maybe if the report was worded properly the attack happened on 25th October!!!! "And my horses r checked twice a day for at least 5 hrs a day I spend with them !!!!! "I love my horse with all my heart she's part of my family so before people make assumptions the evidence given needs to read correct in the first place!!!! "All this has now done is cause more stress and anxiety to my family." The police released this information on Thursday: "The crime happened in Abberton when an electric fence at Pantile Farm off Peldon Road was damaged between Thursday, October 25 and Monday, November 5. It is believed the culprits also hit a horse on the head with a blunt implement, causing it to sustain a fractured skull." Our request for an interview with the owner was declined.[/p][/quote]Thank you for clarifying the above, the news report was misleading. I am very pleased the horse was not left to suffer as the original report appeared to imply. I wish the horse a full recovery, and apologise for the distress this report has caused the owners and the subsequent misinformed comments South colchester resident
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