Hove woman arrested for blackmail after horses’ manes cut

Posted On 09 Mar 2016 at 6:40 pm

Police investigating a report that six horses had their tails and manes cut at Buddy’s Yard under the Shoreham flyover in January have made an arrest.

  A 24-year-old woman from Hove has been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, attempted blackmail and sending a malicious message.

She has been questioned and released on bail for further enquiries until 26 April.

The incident happened sometime overnight from Friday 29 January until Saturday 30 January in Steyning Road, Shoreham. Four of the horses were in a field and two were in a stable. None of the horses were hurt.

Police are still appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should contact police by emailing 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or ring 101 quoting serial 554 of 30/01.

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