Blue Cross is appealing for help from the public following the theft of a nervous, one-eyed pony called Basil.

Basil was stolen from his loan home in Gloucestershire on the evening of Thursday, May 21.

A spokesperson for Blue Cross said: "Please help us make Basil too hot to handle.

"We really want him back home safe and sound with his borrower, who is absolute devastated as you can imagine.

"Let’s get this lovely boy home as soon as possible."

Basil only has one eye. He is 10hh, piebald (black and white), is a gelding (neutered) with distinctive markings, and is microchipped.

If you see Basil, or have any information on his theft, please call Gloucestershire Police/Avon and Somerset Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 497.

Basil can be nervous, so if you think you see him please do not approach him but do call the police.

You can also contact Blue Cross on 07827 897255.