Appeal after horse stabbed with spike in Midlothian
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."