Three emaciated ponies were dumped in a Wickford field. The RSPCA was called to a field off Nevendon Road after the owner of the land found her fence had been cut and the ponies left there.
The three animals, one of which is in foal, were starved, had severe lice infestations and hooves in poor condition.
They are thought to be between 12 and 19 years old. None were marked or microchipped.A real mystery. It’d tax Miss Marple, to be sure.
Inspector Steve Craddock said: “We would like any member of the public with information about these ponies and how they came to be abandoned to contact us.”Why, do you actually plan to do something about it this time?