South Scotland

Horse has legs cut in attack in Hawick

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information after a horse was attacked in Hawick.

The incident happened between Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 July in a field near the Troweknowes farm.

The horse suffered two large cuts to its legs, which required veterinary treatment.

Officers are conducting local inquiries to trace those responsible. Insp Carol Wood said: "This is being treated as a deliberate act of cruelty."

She added: "Anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity around the Troweknowes farm area of Hawick between Monday and Tuesday is asked to contact police immediately.

"Given the fairly remote location of the field, those responsible most likely travelled by vehicle and we would also urge anyone with information that can help us progress this line of inquiry to get in touch."

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