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Pony put down after attack in Rotherham

Chester the pony Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption The 28-year-old gelding may have been led from its enclosure before the attack, police said

An pony had to be put down after it was hit on the head in an attack.

South Yorkshire Police believe Chester, a 28-year-old Gelding, was led away from its enclosure at High View Stables in Carr Lane, Carr, before the attack.

It was then struck on the head by a heavy object at some point between 22:00 on Tuesday and 08:30 BST on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police.

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