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Dead horse dumped at roadside in Chart Sutton, near Maidstone

By Luke May

Villagers are waiting for a dead horse to be moved from a roadside.

The animal was dumped amongst corrugated asbestos and other rubbish along Green Lane in Chart Sutton.

Emma Baker-Robins, whose father lives in the village, said: "It's quite revolting really.

The horse was dumped in Green Lane, Chart Sutton. Picture: Google Street View
The horse was dumped in Green Lane, Chart Sutton. Picture: Google Street View

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"It was my father who noticed it on Wednesday, it was still there when I drove past this morning.

"Fly-tipping is a big problem in the area, especially in that road, but this has gone above and beyond."

The remains have been reported to Maidstone Borough Council.

The council confirmed it had moved corrugated asbestos from the roadside, but the horse was due to be moved by Kent County Council.

The horse's remains have been left at the side of the road since Wednesday
The horse's remains have been left at the side of the road since Wednesday

An RSPCA spokesperson said: "This looks like a very distressing incident, we would always urge owners who are struggling to care for their horses to contact the RSPCA or other horse welfare charities for advice and assistance rather than simply dumping their animals like rubbish.

"Sadly veterinary treatment and the disposal of a body of a large animal can be very expensive so the RSPCA does see situations like this fairly regularly.

"As always if anyone is worried about the welfare of an animal they can ring the RSPCA on 0300 123 4999."

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