Horse killed after being dragged around field by 4x4

The tyre marks left by the 4x4.

The tyre marks left by the 4x4.

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A family watched in horror as a horse was tied to a 4x4 and dragged round a field in Hunsworth a court heard this week.

Kirklees Magistrates Court was told that two travellers had fastened a rope around the young colt’s neck and chased it to try and tire it out as they wanted to worm it.

But they used the wrong knot and as it ran round, the rope tightened and it was strangled.

 

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