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RSPCA looking for man who kicked dog in the head 'like a football'

A witness said she saw the man beat the dog five or six times and heard a “crunching noise”.

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THE RSPCA IS appealing for information after CCTV footage emerged of a man kicking a dog in the head ‘like a football’ outside an English social club.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon in Northgate in Cheshire. A member of the public contacted the animal charity having tried to intervene when they saw the incident.

Inspector Clare Wilson today appealed for anyone who knows who the man is or where the dog may live to get in touch. The footage shows the man trying to walk off after talking to two men outside the club. The dog doesn’t appear to want to follow him and he tries to drag it along the ground.

When this doesn’t work, he “turns and kicks the poor animal right under the chin, just like you’d kick a football,” Wilson said, describing the footage.

A witness told the RSPCA she saw the man beat the dog five or six times, which isn’t seen on the footage. She said she even “heard a crunching noise” as he beat the dog.

The man was reportedly wearing a white t-shirt, a body warmer, navy jogging bottoms with white stripes and trainers. The dog appears to be either a mastiff or a big bull breed and is a tan colour.

“It is an absolutely shocking incident and I’m urging anyone who knows anything about who the man or the dog are to call me as soon as possible.”

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