Incident 242 of 4th May 2012
The owner of a horse which died after being attacked in Gainsborough in May is offering a reward of £2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offender(s).
The horse, a 19-year-old chestnut mare which was in-foal, was in a field in Clay Lane, Burton Gate, Gainsborough when it was attacked, some time between 9pm on Thursday 3rd May and 6am on Friday 4th May.
An initial appeal generated public interest and people were appalled by the attack and the needless loss of life of the animal and her unborn foal. However, as yet there have been no arrests in relation to the incident. Enquiries are ongoing and police Wildlife Crime Officer, PC Nick Willey is urging anyone who has information to come forward. He says, “The public have been shocked by this attack and despite significant interest in the incident we still need more information to help us catch the person or people who did this”.
The death of the horse was extremely upsetting for her owners and they are hoping that this reward will encourage people to come forward with any information which may help to bring the offender to justice.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 242 of 4th May 2012. Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.