Cops probing the horrific death of a dog that was tortured, tied to a tree and burnt to death in Sheffield, have arrested a man.
The horrific death of the Staffordshire bull terrier sent shockwaves across the city and yesterday the owner of the dog was traced by police.
It also emerged that the dog may have been snatched from a yard before being shockingly tortured, beaten with an iron bar and has its legs broken.
It was then tied to a tree close to allotments near Manor Laith Road, Skye Edge, and burned alive. It’s charred body was discovered by a passer by who was left traumatised by the discovery.
Today police have revealed that a man has been arrested. It is believed local people provided information to detectives following an incident of ‘street justice’.
It is understood the arrested man , aged 28, may have been injured prior to his arrest following a confrontation with a group of local people outraged by the horrific incident.
A spokesman said: “Officers investigating the death of a dog, which was found on Manor Laith Road, Sheffield, have arrested a 28-year-old man.
“The man from Sheffield was arrested yesterday evening (Tuesday, 26 February, 2013) on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and was bailed pending further enquiries.”