Ponies to go back on hills

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So thousands of folk who don’t know any better turned out to see this year’s camel parade in South Shields despite our MP Emma Lewel-Buck backing a nationwide campaign for the outdated practice not to go ahead.

Now I read with incredulity that the council is to return Exmoor ponies to Cleadon Hills to graze saving the council money for cutting it, never mind the fact that a 12-year-old Shetland pony was recently discovered hacked to death in a field off Cleadon Lane,.

Let’s hope the £3,500 reward will help put the killer behind bars.

Ken Johnson