AN APPEAL for witnesses has been made after a dead horse was found left at the side of a road.

Police were called the roadside in Heckfield, near Hook at around 7.20pm last night (November 2) to reports of a dead animal being left at the side of the road.

Once at the scene officers found that the horse had been killed and with police alerting the RSPCA.

In a tweet from @HantsPolRural said: “Man’s inhumanity to man is something you can get numbed to in the police. This though ...”

Police are appealing to witnesses who may have any information to call 101 quoting 44180412139.