Men arrested over film showing dog being abused
A dog has been taken into care
Two men from Peterborough have been arrested after a video of a man seemingly sexually abusing a dog emerged on Facebook. Police and the RSPCA were called after disgusted residents who saw the Facebook Live video called police and the RSPCA.
Two men, aged 47 and 50, bothfromPeterborough, were arrested on suspicion of producing/exhibiting/supplying a film involving the infliction of pain/terror/goading of an animal last week.
Both weretakento Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough for questioning by officers.
The two men have been subsequently bailed to return toThorpeWoodPoliceStation in Peterborough onThursday January 19.
A dog has been taken into care and is being looked after at RSPCA kennels.
Now investigators are appealing for anyone who has seen the video, or who may still have access to a copy, to comeforwardtohelpwiththe investigation.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We were contacted by the local RSPCA Inspector for Peterborough regarding reports of a video published on social media of a man sexually abusing a dog.
“We are working with the RSPCA to identify and locate those allegedly involved and take any appropriate action.”
An RSPCA spokesman said: “The RSPCA has been made aware of a video on social media of a man, thought to be from the Peterborough area, assaulting a dog.
“WeareworkingwithCambridgeshire Police and would like to hear from anyone who mayhaveseenthevideothemselves or whohasacopyofthe video to contact police on 101 or our appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”