UPDATE: Police arrest 28-year-old man in connection with fatal attack on horse in Syston

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Police last night (Wednesday) arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a fatal attack on a horse in Syston but are still appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

The man was subsequently released with no further action.

The two-year-old filly chestnut cob, which sustained multiple injuries in the incident, on Potters Lane, Syston, off the Fosse Way, was found dead in a field by its distraught owner.

The attack was believed to have taken place sometime between 6.15pm on Sunday and 10.30am on Monday.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire police said: “The distraught owner discovered the two-year-old filly chestnut cob which had sustained multiple injuries and called officers shortly afterwards.

“There were three other horses in the field that remained unhurt.

“Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the horse.”

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone who knows who was responsible or who has heard someone talking about an attack on a horse is asked to contact police with any information they have about the incident by dialling 101.