Horse put down after being attacked by gang of children

Horse put down after being attacked by gang of children
A horse has died after being beaten around the head with a fence pole by a gang of children.
 
The attack on 11-year-old Caesar left the animal with multiple injuries including a badly broken jaw, and he ended up being put down.
 
He belonged to Sarah Whitehead and was in a field at Castle Hill Farm near Knutsford in Cheshire. Last night, his owners were said to be devastated by the loss of their beloved horse.

‘They are absolutely bereft by this shocking, shocking attack. It is such mindless and senseless cruelty,’ said a source.

‘For a horse to be attacked in a field by a bunch of yobs is  one thing but to be beaten to death by children is much more shocking.

‘Everyone in the horse world is stunned that young children could have been responsible.’

After the attack he was taken to Liverpool University’s Leahurst Veterinary Hospital on the Wirral, however, the vets were unable to save him from his horrendous injuries.
 
One eyewitness told police they saw about four young children running around the field on the farm.
 
However, a police source has said: “No one has come forward who actually saw the horse being assaulted by any of the children. However it soon became clear the animal had suffered a serious injury to its jaw from what is believed to be a metal fence post.
 
“Obviously this is a shocking  incident and we are endeavouring to find out exactly what happened.”
 
Leewood Motor Club, a member of the National Autograss Sport Association, was holding one of its meetings on the farm on the day of the incident.
 
The club released a statement on its website but said that it could not comment further on the incident due to the police investigation.
 
It’s statement read: “Leewood Motor Club would like to state how upset and devastated we all are at the news that the injured horse has had to be put to sleep.”
 
“There is an ongoing police investigating which we are fully co-operating with, as such we are unable to comment any further at this time.”
 
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