A TEENAGE boy has been arrested and charged after a Shetland Pony was found dead in a field.

Police were called to the scene behind Roman Camp Cottages in Broxburn, West Lothian, at 11am on Monday.

Officers said the pony, named Pepper, had been stabbed.

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The teenager is due to appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.