Police investigate after acid attack on horses leaves them with burnt flesh and hair

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer
<em>An acid attack on two horses in Cambridge has prompted a manhunt (Public Domain Pictures/stock photo)</em>
An acid attack on two horses in Cambridge has prompted a manhunt (Public Domain Pictures/stock photo)

Police have launched a manhunt after a vicious acid attack on two horses left their flesh and hair burnt.

The animals were attacked with a corrosive substance on Gidding Road in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, last month.

Both horses had the substance thrown on their chests and are currently being monitored by vets.

<em>The shocking incident took place in Gidding Road in Sawtry (Google)</em>
The shocking incident took place in Gidding Road in Sawtry (Google)

Police said in an appeal: ‘Two horses have been attacked this week and have been badly burned by having a caustic substance thrown at them.

“The vets are currently investigating what the substance is.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokeswoman added: ‘Officers are investigating after an incident in Gidding Road, Sawtry on January 21 where two horses were reported to have had a corrosive substance thrown at their chest, causing burning to their flesh and hair.

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‘This is being treated as an isolated incident.’

Anyone with any information is urged to call 101 quoting investigation reference 35/4875/19. You can also report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.’