School children, some as young as 5, could have been fed Grand National star Synchronised, it was feared last night.
Synchronised started the 2012 Grand National as favourite but ended up being shot all of a sudden after some sort of thing.
Synchronised's carcass then could have been sent to an abattoir who then could have put it into beef products, an expert said last night.
Tests by councils cannot tell if the horse DNA found in cottage pies sent to schools included Synchronised, the Grand National horse destroyed after it fell.
"This is an absolute disgrace. If school children have been fed Grand National runners it escalates this crisis to whole another level, again," said Mario Pimmshuffler, a scientist.
One reader emailed: "When they say they 'destroyed' horses at race courses I assumed they exploded them up to pieces and had no idea it meant they just shot them and then used their meat to feed to school children. It's a disgrace, the Grand National should be banned."
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