THE mum of a Sunderland schoolboy whose beloved pony died in the horror blaze at Station House Stables has spoken of her devastation.
Taylor Davison, 10, has been left heartbroken after 15-year-old Sandy, who he rode in show competitions for a number of years, was one of five killed in the fire.
Taylor’s mum Melanie Davison, 34, today told the Echo: “My son’s absolutely devastated by this and says he doesn’t want to ride ever again.
“We’ve never had any problems with keeping Sandy down here and now we’ve lost her.
“I just can’t believe this has happened. It’s a beautiful yard and I’m gutted for the people who work here, they are like our family and that’s why I’ve come down here today, to make sure they’re alright.
Ms Davison says she has decided not to allow Taylor, a pupil at East Herrington Primary School, to come down to the stables for fear that he could be further upset at the sight of the charred remains of the site.
“This has been our life for the last 10 years,” added Ms Davison, of Silksworth.
“We’ve not just lost Sandy, 10 years’ worth of stuff has gone up in flames, everything we have acquired over that time.
“It’s sentimental value, not just money.”