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Horse slashed in random attack suffers heavy bleeding

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Police have launched an investigation after a horse was slashed in Haswell, Durham.

Police attended reports of a horse that had been slashed on the morning of Thursday 4th September.

The attack on the horse is believed to have been random leaving the horse with injuries on the right hand side of the animal’s neck which consisted of 10-12” horizontal cut, approx’ 4” deep and bleeding heavily.

A vet who attended the incident said that the bleeding was that heavy if the horse had been left longer it would have died.

The horse needed 90+ stitches to close the wound has now been moved from the field.

The horse, a five-year-old “Trotter” named TOMMY was in the field grazing. He has recently become an up and coming champion in the sulky racing circuit having been placed in the top three of 12 races and the outright winner of the other 9.

TOMMY was about to be moved to a stables for further training in order to improve on its fitness and performance. Due to the severe injuries its racing career will now be on hold.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information to lead to the arrest and conviction of those involved.

The investigating officer, PC Kevin Woodcock who is based in Seaham said he had never come across anything so barbaric in his twenty-plus years police service.

“The wound was horrendous and could not have been the result of an accident. We suspect something like a butcher’s knife may have been used. If anyone has any suspicions as to how who was responsible, I would urge them to contact the police or the independent charity Crimestoppers.”

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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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