Two horses left with gaping wounds after horror axe-attack
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Gardai are investigating two separate attacks on horses after they were gashed with an axe in Co Wicklow.
In separate incidents, two horses were left with wounds to their body after they were attacked with what is believed to be an axe or a weapon of a similar nature.
The first attack occurred on Saturday Morning July 16 when a horse was left with shocking injuries following an attack which left a gaping hole on its back.
A couple of days later gardai said another horse was attacked in a similar way in the same area.
Both incidents occurred at farmland in Ashford, Co Wicklow.
Gardai believe the attacks could be related, given they are of a similar nature.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information to the horrific attacks is asked to contact Gardai in Ashford on (0404) 49220.