Foal set on fire in Pinxton dies

Angus the foal was deliberately set on fire in Pinxton.
Angus the foal was deliberately set on fire in Pinxton.
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A foal which was deliberately set on fire in Pinxton has sadly died.

The animal, called Angus, was doused in inflammable liquid and set on fire while his owner, six-year-old Logan Appleby, was on holiday with his family.

The family had only adopted Angus a few weeks ago after he was rescued from neglect.

The incident happened in a field off Alexander Terrace sometime between the evening of Monday, August 17 and the morning of Wednesday, August 19.

Angus was being looked after by a neighbour while the family was on holiday.

He suffered serious burns to his nose, face and front legs in the attack.

Logan’s mum Kayleigh Appleby visited Angus this morning and he sadly died shortly afterwards.

She said: “I want to thank everyone who has given us moral support and offered money to help with Angus’s vet bills. We didn’t accept the money but really appreciate how much people have taken Angus to their hearts.”

Police are appealing for anyone with any information on the incident to call 101 quoting incident number 231/24/08/15, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.