Police have been conducting extensive searches in the Churchill area after reports of a pony being attacked by two men.
The incident is alleged to have taken place at the weekend.
A police spokesperson said that despite the searches no injured animal had been found.
He said, “Police paid a number of visits to the area in subsequent days and have found nothing to substantiate this report.”
However, a local resident claimed a man walking his dog had witnessed the incident of extreme cruelty and reported it to police.