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  • 25 February 2013, 14:56

Dog Tortured And Burned To Death In Sheffield

Police are appealing for help from the public after a dog was tortured and killed in Sheffield.

The body of the badly beaten Staffordshire bull terrierwas found on a path off Manor Laith Road in the Skye Edge area of the city.

Officers believe after being severelybeaten, the light-coloured male dog was tied to a tree and set on fire sometime between February 18 and 24.

Police said they believe the dog "suffered terribly" before it died.

Now officers are trying to trace the dog's owners as well as the perpetrators.

"Police would like to speak to anyone that may have seen this dog in the areaat this time, or who may have lost a dog that fits this description," a spokesman said.

:: Anyone with any information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 488 of 24 February 2013. Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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