Cornwall

Shetland pony deaths in Cornwall investigated

The deaths of two Shetland ponies in a field in Cornwall are being investigated by police.

The carcasses were found at Carharrack, near Redruth, at about 10:30 BST, by the animals' owners who had gone to feed them.

Police said the ponies had been examined by a vet and their deaths may have been accidental, not criminal.

But officers added they were keeping an open mind and enquiries would continue in order to determine what happened.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites