An­i­mals also tar­geted in knife crime

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - EX­CLU­SIVE BY ALAN SELBY

MORE than 100 an­i­mals are be­ing harmed by knives and other bladed weapons ev­ery year, ac­cord­ing to the RSPCA.

The char­ity has re­ceived over 420 calls to its 24-hour cru­elty hot­line since 2016.

RSPCA spokesman Der­mot Murphy said: “The coun­try has been hor­ri­fied by the tragic toll that knife crime is hav­ing on young peo­ple in our towns and cities.

“Sadly, we are see­ing far too many shock­ing in­ci­dents of blades also be­ing used on an­i­mals.”

The char­ity high­lighted ex­am­ples, in­clud­ing a Shet­land pony found slashed and stabbed at a Sun­der­land al­lot­ment, and a dog dis­cov­ered stuffed into a fly-tipped suit­case af­ter be­ing stabbed in the head in Hal­i­fax.

STABBED Shet­land pony

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