Appeal after horse stabbed with spike in Midlothian

Gowkshill Farm in Gorebridge The attack happened sometime between 21:45 on Thursday and 09:30 on Friday at Gowkshill Farm in Gorebridge

Police are appealing for witnesses after a horse was stabbed in the shoulder with a metal spike in Midlothian

The attack happened sometime between 21:45 on Thursday and 09:30 on Friday at Gowkshill Farm in Gorebridge.

The horse needed an operation and is now recovering.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "This was a sickening and mindless act of violence on a defenceless animal."

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