Threats of life-changing injuries
A disturbing individual going by the name 'The Acid Man' has been terrorizing horse trainers with threatening phone calls. This sick person contacted at least ten trainers on November 10, making stomach-turning threats to throw acid in their faces at the racecourse. The trainers, including legendary six-time champion Nicky Henderson, have been left fearing for their safety.
Big-name trainers receive terrifying calls
Nicky Henderson, a prominent figure in horseracing with horses for the King and Queen, is among the trainers who have received these horrifying calls. Other trainers targeted include Grade 1-winning jumps trainer Gary Moore, as well as top Flat trainers Charlie Fellowes and Richard Fahey.
Police investigation underway
The National Trainers Federation has called on the police to track down the person behind these threats. Essex Police is currently investigating the matter. Some trainers were able to record parts of the disturbing conversations, providing the police with evidence to help identify the perpetrator.
Trainer shares chilling experience
Gary Moore, who was threatened with a vicious attack, recounted the terrifying call he received. The person on the other end introduced themselves as 'The Acid Man' and warned Moore to watch his back at the racecourse, threatening to throw acid in his face. Moore expressed concern over the increasing frequency of abusive calls in recent years and the difficulty in finding a solution to stop them.
Trainers encouraged to report abuse
The NTF launched a campaign urging trainers to report any abusive calls they receive. There has been a rise in such incidents, including emails and online messages, and trainers are being encouraged to involve the police whenever possible. The NTF is determined to take action against those responsible for these criminal acts.
Police investigation ongoing
Essex Police is currently investigating the reports of malicious communications that took place on November 10. The police have identified ten victims so far and are treating these incidents as linked. The investigation is still ongoing.
NTF chief Paul Johnson emphasized the severity of these threats and the need for them to be thoroughly investigated. The trainers involved have experienced deeply unpleasant situations, and the NTF is committed to ensuring that action is taken against those responsible.
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