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Nottingham teenager arrested for animal cruelty after video of attack on a dog appears on social media

Officers have arrested a man for animal cruelty after a video appeared on social media of an attack on a dog.

Police were made aware of the video on two social media platforms on Tuesday 5 March just after 10 pm.

Numerous calls from members of the public were made from across the UK after they witnessed a man beating a dog in a social media post.

Officers have now arrested an 18-year-old man from Radford for animal cruelty.

The RSPCA has also been informed.

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Investigations are underway to determine what has happened and to locate the animal.

Chief Inspector Chris Pearson said: “These videos uploaded to social media were truly appalling. Officers acted fast to find the person responsible, and we have now arrested an 18-year-old man. Investigations are still underway, and he remains in police custody.”

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