Acid thrown at horse in field

Injured  Killamarsh Horse, Thomas,with ownner Julia Clayton, Daughter Aaysha.

Injured Killamarsh Horse, Thomas,with ownner Julia Clayton, Daughter Aaysha.

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DERBYSHIRE Police are investigating after acid was thrown at a horse, scarring it for life.

Owner Julia Clayton says 18-year-old Thomas the Tank Engine must have felt a burning sensation as a result of the attack in a field off Spinkhill Road, Killamarsh. “It must have been agony for him.”

Julia, who has nine horses, added: “I have had the horse for 11 years so I am upset that someone would do that to him.

“The vet says this hasn’t been thrown from a distance, it was someone who went up to him and poured it over him from a close distance.”

She faces a vet’s bill of at least £1,000 after the incident between 10pm on Sunday, June 3, and 7am on Monday, June 4.