Police have renewed their appeals for witnesses following an incident where a horse was attacked in Milton Keynes.

The appeal relates to an incident that happened on May 6th in paddocks at Woughton-on-the-Green, between 5pm and 8:15pm. A horse in the paddock suffered multiple serious injuries, including a cracked skull, and further injuries to the shoulder and to the side of the body.

Police have confirmed that on Monday (15/05), a 20-year-old man and 16-year-old boy from Milton Keynes were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and have been released under investigation in relation to the case.

Since the incident, the rural policing team in Newport Pagnell have been carrying out a thorough and extensive investigation to establish the identity or identities of those responsible. 

Investigating officer Sergeant Andy Paulden, based at Newport Pagnell police station, said, “We are aware the community has been understandably concerned by the incident, and we are continuing to investigate to find the person(s) responsible.

“I would urge anyone who saw the attack, or happened to be in the area at the time, or believes they may know the identity of the offender, to contact me on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. I am also making a specific appeal for anyone who was driving along the H7 Chaffron Way between the Fishermead and Oakgrove roundabouts between around 8pm and 8.30pm, on the night of the incident (6/5), particularly if you have dashcam footage, to make contact with us.

“I am still confident there may be others who have knowledge of the person(s) responsible, and I would implore anyone with such information to call Thames Valley Police on 101 or, anonymously, Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.”

People who have any information relating to this case are asked to call 101 quoting reference ‘43170131614’.