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Tragic: Horse's die in arson attack

Police have appealed for information after two horses have died.

Police believe they died as a result of an arson attack, which occurred in Bolton.

The fire occurred between 4.30am to 5am on Tuesday 22nd April 2014.

The fire was started deliberately at a stables off Ashworth Lane in Bolton.

Police are appealing for witnesses after two horses died in an arson attack in Bolton.

A wooden stable block containing two horses was burned down and, as a result, both horses died.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen something suspicious to come forward.

Detective Constable Dave Harris of Bolton Division said:

“This was a deliberate fire that caused the death of two horses. The owner is understandably very distressed and we want to find out who did this as soon as possible

“We have launched a joint investigation with the Fire Service. I would urge anyone who may have seen someone acting in a suspicious manner around the stables to contact police.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 8565772 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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