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

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
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.

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.’