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Horses die in stable arson attack

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Four horses die in stable fire

Four horses were killed and three rescued in an arson attack at a stables in Lancashire.

Firefighters were called to the buildings at Northumberland Close in Darwen late on Monday night.

They rescued three horses but four others died in the blaze, which is being treated as suspicious. Two youths, aged 17 and 18, were arrested.

The stables' owner, Mary Haworth, said: "To come down here and see it all alight - it's devastating."

Firefighters managed to rescue one horse by putting a firefighter's tunic over it's eye to lead it out.

Linda Walton, owner of pony Billy Bunter, who died in the fire, said: "He was a gentle giant. He didn't deserve it."




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