Police in South Yorkshire are still appealing for information after a horse was fatally attacked while in his field this week.
An investigation to find the attackers is ongoing after Chester, a 28-year old gelding, was found in a horrific condition. In the calculated and evil attack, it’s thought that Chester was led out of his paddock and struck on the head with a heavy object.
Chester was discovered by his owner the following morning, but his injuries were so severe that he had to be put down by a vet.
There has been an outpouring of grief following the release of information from South Yorkshire Police this week, with people sharing their utter disbelief and heartbreak over the attack.
One person said: “It’s utterly unbelievable what so-called human beings are capable of. I feel so sorry for Chester and his owners.”
Another added: "It's heartbreaking and my heart goes out to Chester's owners, I can't imagine what they're going through. The attackers have taken a member of the family and should be treated as what they are - murderers."
South Yorkshire Police are appealing to anyone with any information to come forward. It’s thought that Chester was attacked at High View Stables in Carr Lane, Carr between 10pm on Tuesday 27 September and 8:30am on Wednesday 28 September.
If you can help, please get in touch with South Yorkshire Police by calling 101 quoting incident 511 of 28 September 2016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.