Dog dragged along road behind mobility scooter in Birmingham is seized by police

A dog has been seized by police after it was filmed being dragged along a road behind a mobility scooter.

Video posted on social media showed the animal sliding on its stomach and struggling to stand while its lead was connected to the vehicle.

At one point, the footage shows it hitting the kerb as the woman driving is challenged by onlookers who warn her "the dog's gonna die" - but she appears oblivious and reluctant to stop.

The video is believed to have been recorded in the Erdington area of Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said the dog was located on Wednesday night in Stockland Green and was being cared for by the RSPCA.

A spokesman for the animal charity said it was being checked by a vet and that "inquiries are ongoing".