No criminality has been identified in the case of an Aberdeenshire horse that was thought to have been injured by a firework

Police have confirmed that there has been no criminality found after receiving reports that a firework had hit a horse in the eye.

The investigation has also concluded that the damage was not caused by a firework.

The Aberdeenshire owners of the horse, named Dettori, took to social media to describe the horrific injury that their horse had received on Bonfire Night after it was found to have a damaged eye.

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They said, speaking directly to the person who released fireworks in their field: “"In the words of our vet ‘the damage is so severe it is irreversible’.

"This is the reality me and my mum are faced with after YOUR horrific choice to set fireworks off next to a field full of horses.”

The eye would either have to be removed in an operation, or the horse would tragically have to be put down.

Police Scotland in North East Division have concluded enquiries into injuries a horse received whilst within a field on Blacktop Road in Countesswells on Thursday, 5 November, 2020.

Constable Ian Webster, Hazelhead Community Policing Team, said: “Extensive enquiries were carried out and it was established that no criminality had been identified and the injury was not as a direct result of a firework or as a direct result of being struck by a firework.

"Our thoughts are with the owner and Dettori during what must have been a distressing time.

"I would like to again like to emphasise the importance of firework safety and the impact these may have on animals who can become frightened or startled by noises and flashes”.

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