Fundraiser for Pepper the Shetland pony to have memorial plaque

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A fundraiser has been set up in memory of Pepper the Shetland pony, who was found 'stabbed to death' in West Lothian.

Pepper was found dead behind Roman Camp Cottages in Broxburn on Monday morning.

The pony suffered at least seven stab wounds to one flank and bled to death at the scene.

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A friend of Pepper's owner raised the alarm after discovering him in the field on Monday.

Pepper the Shetland pony was found dead on Monday.Pepper the Shetland pony was found dead on Monday.
Pepper the Shetland pony was found dead on Monday.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of Pepper and will appear before the Children's Panel.

Now, a fundraiser has been launched with the aim of collecting enough money for Pepper to have a memorial plaque.

Cheryl Robertson, a friend of Pepper's owners who launched the fundraiser, told the Evening News: “I was utterly distraught when I saw what had happened.

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“Having Shetlands and horses of my own, I felt the family’s pain.

“How could anyone be so cruel - these are majestic animals and they trust people

“The reaction to the fundraising has been amazing as this has hit the equine community hard,” added Cheryl.

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