POLICE OFFICERS investigating the theft of Peter the 33-year-old Shetland Pony are deeply saddened to announce that he was found deceased yesterday evening (Tuesday 20 July).
Sergeant Julie Fenton said: “We are truly saddened to announce that Peter was located deceased, in a dyke not far from his home address in Preston.
“We would like to thank everyone involved in the search for the missing pony, the family of Peter have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the local community.
“My heartfelt condolences go to his owners following their tragic loss. We are continuing with our inquiries into his disappearance and would ask that anyone with any further information contact us on 101 quoting ref 16/72507/21.