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Two arrested following pony canal rescue in Stourport
12:51pm Monday 21st October 2013 in Local
TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of theft and animal cruelty after a pony was rescued from a canal in Stourport.
The pony, which is believed to be stolen, had to be rescued from the canal near Manor Road in Stourport on Saturday evening.
West Mercia Police were called to Stourport Road, in Kidderminster, on Saturday to a report of three people riding in a cart pulled by a small black pony.
Police advised the three to get off the cart due to safety concerns as it was dark.
The three then got on the canal towpath and were again advised to get off the cart.
A short time later, the fire service and police were called to the canal at about 8.18pm where the pony was in the water, with the cart still attached.
A vet was called and the pony was sedated and pulled out of the canal. It was reunited with its owners.
A 26-year-old man and 18-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of theft and animal cruelty.
The man was released on police bail until November 8 pending further inquiries and the woman was released without charge.