Thugs spike horses' apples in Rottingdean paddock

Posted On 20 Sep 2010 at 7:43 pm

Police are investigating a report of apples which were literally “spiked” then thrown into a field of horses in Rottingdean.

Horse owner, Sarah Williams, reported finding more than 15 apples which had dressmaking pins and 2in screws and nails pushed into them.

She told Sussex Police that the spiked apples were found in a field in Whiteway Lane, Rottingdean, on Saturday 18 September at around 11am.

Some of the apples had been half eaten but it could take more than 48 hours before it is known if any of the nine horses in the field have internal injuries.

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A police spokesman said: “This is an alarming incident.

“PCSOs are carrying out house-to-house inquiries to see if anyone has seen anything and to check if there is a history of any problems in the area.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sussex Police on 0845 6070999.

A report was carried on pages 1 and 5 of The Argus today, with a shorter version published on The Arus website which can be read here.

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