Men ar­rested over film show­ing dog be­ing abused

A dog has been taken into care

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

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.”

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