POLICE in Newtownards have appealed for information over a reported incident of abuse on a pet dog.
The PSNI say that the incident happened on Monday evening around 7.45pm in and around the entrance to Tesco (Home Bargains end).
“A male approx 18 – 22 yrs was observed swinging a young dark brown boxer dog around by its lead.
“The caller stated this was done in a violent manner. This male was accompanied by a female.
“At this time the couple and the dog were leaving Tesco and had turned right towards the general South St/Court St/Castle St area. This would be a dead end for vehicles.
“If anyone knows the identity of this male contact Newtownards Police on 0845 6008000 and quote incident number 1063.”