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.

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.