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Shocking moment man grabs dog by the collar and punches the pet THREE times in the face before dragging it away in front of stunned bystanders

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  • Footage of the violent attack in Doncaster was shared hundreds of times online
  • The video sparked outrage on social media, with many calling it ‘disgusting’

This is the shocking moment a man grabs a dog by the collar and punches it three times before dragging it away.

Footage of the violent attack, which reportedly happened in Edlington, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, has been shared hundreds of times on social media.

In the clip, a man wearing a white t-shirt, white trousers and sunglasses shows another man standing nearby something on his phone, before putting it back in his pocket and approaching the pet.

He then puts it back in his pocket and approaches the pet

In the clip, a man wearing a white t-shirt, white trousers and sunglasses shows another man standing nearby something on his phone, pictured left, before putting it back in his pocket and approaching the pet, pictured right

He then violently grabs the dog by its collar and lands three fierce punches on its face in front of stunned bystanders.

A topless man then appears to confront the thug as he drags the animal away and picks up his bicycle. 

The video sparked outrage on social media, with many users describing the footage as ‘disgusting’. 

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: ‘We are aware of a distressing video circulating on social media today (Friday 24 July) that shows a man hitting a dog in the face.

‘We would like to reassure all those who have expressed their concern that this matter is being taken extremely seriously. 

‘Officers in Doncaster are working hard to trace the individual who will be spoken to in connection with this incident.

The thug then starts punching the dog

Grabbing its collar, he pulls the dog away

He then violently grabs the dog by its collar and lands three fierce punches on its face, pictured left, in front of stunned bystanders, pictured right

A topless man then appears to confront the thug

The man drags the animal away and picks up his bicycle

A topless man then appears to confront the thug, pictured left, as he drags the animal away and picks up his bicycle, pictured right

‘The welfare of the dog has been checked and we can confirm that all is well.

‘Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting inc 664 of 24 July 2020.’

An RSPCA spokeswoman added: ‘We’re aware of this upsetting video and we are looking into this as a matter of urgency. Anyone with information should call us on 0300 1234 999.’

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