- Eleven-week-old pup was killed in the Ailsbury Park in Co Armagh on Saturday
- Two men aged 23 and 16 arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering
- The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has appealed for any information
Police are investigating reports an eleven-week-old puppy was bludgeoned to death with a hammer and then put into a microwave.
The sick killers are understood to have recorded the harrowing incident before sharing it on social media.
The defenseless animal was violently killed in the town of Lurgan, Co Armagh in Northern Ireland on Saturday.
Tragic: Sparky (pictured above) was brutally murdered by sick thugs at a property in Co Armagh on Satruday
A 23-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
They remain in police custody today for questioning.
It is believed footage of the alleged attack was shared on social media platforms including Snapchat.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has appealed for any information.
Detectives have called for anyone who has seen the footage or has photographs of the incident to come forward.
A spokesman said: ‘Whatever happened, it is obvious that little Sparky suffered a horrendous death. We want to get to the bottom of that and make sure that whoever is responsible is held to account.
‘We have two in custody, but need the evidence to be able to take that further.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact the PSNI on 101.
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