Jersey

Horse badly injured in St Peter stabbing

Horse Image copyright States of Jersey Police
Image caption The horse was quickly treated by vets at the scene

A horse has been stabbed in the head, leaving it with serious injuries.

States of Jersey Police said it happened on Monday afternoon at a private property along La Grande Route de Saint-Pierre in St Peter.

A vet attended the scene and provided treatment immediately to the horse, which could be left with a permanent disfigurement.

Officers say the horse is continuing to receive treatment and the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Constable John Refault, in charge of St Peter parish, said: "This is mind-boggling, it is outrageous, it is disgraceful, I can't believe anyone would do something like this to a poor defenceless animal."

A police spokesman said it was a champion-type horse used for dressage so "permanent disfigurement has a significant impact".

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