Images of a dog cruelly beaten and abused pulled off a closed circuit television video have been released by authorities occurring on a train in Essex, United Kingdom. According to Itv.com, British Transport Police describe the incident as an “unbelievably shocking act of cruelty.”
The disturbing event occurred on the Braintree to Witham train last month. The staff was forced to cancel the service to clean up dog feces and urine from the seat and walls of the train. The video shows the man viciously abusing the dog by swinging the defenseless animal against the wall of the train by its leash and then holding the dog at the back of the seat by pushing his foot against the animal. The dog appears clearly frightened.
“This was an unbelievably shocking act of cruelty. No animal should ever be subjected to such punishment and I am determined to trace the man responsible,” stated Sergeant Paul Thompson, the investigating officer. “Clearly this animal was frightened for its life as he emptied his bowels on the seat and train carriage.”
Officers are asking anyone with information about the unidentified man wearing a hoodie to contact them.
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(Photo of dog cruelly beaten by British Transport Police)