Police in Craigavon, Northern Ireland are investigating a disturbing animal cruelty crime after reports were made concerning a puppy hit over the head with a hammer and then tossed into a microwave oven.
According to the organization’s Facebook, the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Island) believe the incident occurred on Saturday between the late morning and late afternoon. An 11-week-old puppy had been brutally killed in Lurgan with a hammer. Reports have come in stating the details and video had been posted on social media platforms including Snapchat. Two men, aged 16 and 23 have been arrested and questioned on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. The body of the puppy and the hammer have been found and a complete investigation is underway.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance:
“If you have seen any footage or photographs of the incident (NOT just screen shots of conversations and allegations) then we need to hear from you. If you happened to screen shot or record any videos that were sent, we need them. That will be the difference between an evidential case and pure hearsay. Currently, what we have is a lot of “he said, she said,” the police wrote on their Facebook page.
“Whatever happened, it is obvious that little Sparky suffered a horrendous death. We want to get to the bottom of that and sure that whoever is responsible is held to account. We have 2 in custody but need the evidence to be able to take that further.”
Readers participating in the conversation are outraged at the thought of what may have happened to the puppy.
“I just hope this is rumour, and it didn’t happen to that poor wee pup – please no one could be that evil,” one woman wrote on the PSNI’s comment section.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 and cite incident #1135 of 05/02/18. Someone knows the truth – help Sparky find justice even though he died.
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