Body parts of decapitated horse found near railway line

RSPCA inspector Penny Baker

RSPCA inspector Penny Baker

First published in News

BODY parts of a decapitated horse were found near a Hampshire railway line.

The grisly discovery in Hamble was the second finding within a matter of weeks, after other body parts were found near Bursledon on March 4.

The severed hoof, right leg and pelvic bone, along with a black bag believed to contain othe rbody parts, was dumped near the railway line near Satchell Lane, in Hamble.

It was discovered by county council staff, and the RSPCA believe they were part of the same horse which had its head, torso and legs dumped near Salterns Lane, Bursledon and discovered by maintenance workers on March 4.

RSPCA inspector Penny Baker said: “I'm almost certain these body parts are from the same horse.

“It looks like someone has just driven up and thrown them over the fence. The smell was quite strong, and I'm sure someone would have come across them if they had been there for more than a week. Someone somewhere must know who has done this.

“It is rare to find a chopped up body like this, but the dumping of dead horses in general isn't rare.

“People don't want to pay the costs of disposing of a dead horse, so they just dump them.”

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10:42am Fri 14 Mar 14

Huey says...

Mmmmm tasty
Mmmmm tasty Huey
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10:57am Fri 14 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

YES AND ON TUESDAY YOU SAID THREE HORSES WERE MISSING FROM BOTLEY, COME ON INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!!!
YES AND ON TUESDAY YOU SAID THREE HORSES WERE MISSING FROM BOTLEY, COME ON INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!!! bigfella777
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11:17am Fri 14 Mar 14

itsnotjustice says...

this is actually getting worrying now.... is this just some sicko doing it for himself or is the meat being sold to a takaway or something????? 2 years ago i woulda laughed that off...but after all the horse burger stuff id say thats the case.
this is actually getting worrying now.... is this just some sicko doing it for himself or is the meat being sold to a takaway or something????? 2 years ago i woulda laughed that off...but after all the horse burger stuff id say thats the case. itsnotjustice
  • Score: 1

2:57pm Fri 14 Mar 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Of course back in the day it would have been worth a bob or two at the knackers yard.
That hoof would have been turned into glue and the bones ground up into bonemeal.
Whatever happened to them?
Of course back in the day it would have been worth a bob or two at the knackers yard. That hoof would have been turned into glue and the bones ground up into bonemeal. Whatever happened to them? rudolph_hucker
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