Shocking moment man picks up dog by its throat before punching it in the head and throwing it at a fence

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Police are trying to trace a man who was seen punching and kicking a dog in a pub beer garden (Dorset Police)

Police in Dorset are attempting to track down a man who was seen attacking a dog in a pub beer garden.

Shocking images show a man pick up the animal by its throat, before punching it in the head and throwing it a fence.

He was reportedly later seen dragging the dog along the road in Bournemouth.

The man was also seen pigging the animal up by its throat (Dorset Police)

Investigators have now released images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident at the Buffalo Bar on Sunday, 14 April.

Pc Emily Watkins said: “The footage of this incident is very disturbing and we have made attempts to identify this man, however these have so far been unsuccessful.

“I am now issuing an image of the suspect in the hope that someone may recognise him.

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"I would ask anyone who knows who he is to please contact Dorset Police so we can investigate this incident with colleagues at the RSPCA.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190056299.

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