A dog has been rescued by police after its 37-year-old owner – who has been arrested – dunked it in a London canal in a heinous attack on the animal.
POLICE tweeted a photograph of the pet in safe hands after its ordeal in Southall, west London on Tuesday at 12.45pm.
The sickening ordeal was captured by a member of the public and posted onto Instagram. The man can be seen wearing a Union Jack hoodie as he repeatedly launches the terrified pooch into the water.
After a swift response Ealing Police tweeted: “Police are investigating after it was reported a man repeatedly submerged a dog in the Grand Union canal Southall on April 7.
“A 37-year-old man has been arrested. The dog is now with our officers.”
People on social media reported the video to the RSPCA who are asking people with information to contact 0300 1234 999 or call the police on 101.