Police are appealing for information after a wire fence was cut in Wincanton - allowing a group of ponies to dangerously escape into the road.
The wire fence surrounding a paddock on Common Road, Wincanton, was cut overnight between Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8, 2012.
The fence was cut and bent back, allowing ponies to escape onto the busy road. Fortunately, the animals were caught quickly and did not suffer any injuries.
PCSO Mandy Forsey called for members of the community to come forward as investigations into the "upsetting crime" continue.
She said: "This behaviour is unacceptable and could have caused a nasty accident on the road involving vehicles.
"Please be aware if you have livestock that you check your fencing to make sure it is in good repair to protect your livestock and road users.
"The victim is very upset by this incident and wants other people to be aware of the issues in case the offenders are damaging other people's fences.
"This will not be tolerated and we are hoping for the assistance of the local community. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything at this time."
Witnesses should contact police at non-emergency number 101, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers at 0800 555111.