Man on CCTV dragging dachshund and holding him by his neck
Inspector Jemima Cooper has launched an investigation after the footage revealed the man carrying the black and tan dachshund-terrier type dog around the Essex shop by his neck.
The CCTV was filmed between midday and 12.30pm on 15 February at the Co-op in Turpin Avenue, Romford.
We were contacted by another customer in the shop who was concerned by the man's treatment of the dog so I visited and spoke to staff who reviewed the CCTV and found this upsetting footage.
The little dog doesn't seem to want to go into the shop but is dragged in and along the aisles. While the man is casually perusing the shelves he grabs the dog by his neck and picks him up before carrying him around the store as he continues his shopping.
This is no way to handle or carry a dog and could be extremely painful and uncomfortable for the dog.
Anyone who recognises the man or the dog should contact our appeal line by calling 0300 123 8018 and leaving a message for Inspector Cooper.
I'm really keen to speak to this man and would ask that anyone who knows him or saw what happened on the day to get in touch.
The man was dressed in a black baseball cap, black trainers with a grey sweatshirt and grey jogging bottoms on.
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