Arrest after two ponies killed in field near Tideswell

Field in Monk's Dale
Image caption The horses were kept in a field near Tideswell

A 51-year-old man has been arrested after two ponies were found shot in north Derbyshire.

Derbyshire police were called to the Monk's Dale area, near Tideswell, on Saturday evening after reports that two animals had been killed.

Insp Greg McGill, of Derbyshire Police, said: "This is an isolated incident and there is no threat of ongoing occurrences."

Two other ponies in the same field were unharmed in the incident.

Police said they recovered a gun during their investigation.

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