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Scottish SPCA launch investigation after man recorded kicking dog in Grangemouth park

Dog abandoned in Stewart Park

The Scottish SPCA has launched an investigation after being sent a video which shows a man deliberately kicking a dog at Inchyra Park in Grangemouth.

We were sent the clip on 25 July. A member of the public spotted the tan-coloured Staffie being struck across the snout for no reason, so started recording. The video shows a man purposefully stride towards the dog and kick it, sending it flying across the grass. There are two young males in the recording.

Inspector Nicola Liddell said: “We’ve been looking in to this since it was first reported in July, but it is difficult to identify the men from the quality of the video. We are hoping the general public can help us identify either of the men and the dog so that we can progress our investigation.

“It is plain to see from the man’s movement towards the dog that he knew exactly what he was doing in the lead-up to kicking it. He took a full-blown volley at the poor thing. No animal deserves to be treated in such a way and we would like to speak with either of the men involved.”

If you have any information which could aid our investigation please call our confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.