Two People Arrested After Dog Is Thrown Into River With A Rock Tied Around Its Neck

A 31-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty offences after a dog was found drowning in the River Trent yesterday (6th Jan) morning.

The Belgian Shepherd, whose registered microchip name is Bella, was spotted in the water and dragged to safety by a woman near Long Lane, Farndon, at around 8.45am on Monday 6th January. 

The dog had a carrier bag containing a large rock tied to her lead when she was found by the brave woman who entered the freezing water in order to save the drowning dog.

The dog is still recovering at a local vet and has been eating.

PC Adam Pace, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: 

“Whilst we have made an arrest we are still appealing for information about the circumstances of the incident, including how many people were involved.

“We are lucky that the kind member of the public found and rescued her. 

“Whilst the dog is still quite poorly she has been showing some encouraging signs by eating so hopefully she will be on the mend.

“If you saw anything, or have CCTV or dash-cam footage in the area, please get in touch on 101, quoting incident number 103 of 6 January 2020.”

A spokesperson from Nottinghamshire Police added:

“Please be aware this is now an active police investigation and people must be careful what they post online as anything that reveals details of the investigation or those involved could be in contempt of court and it could be harmful to the investigation”.

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