Hunt to find thug in video who kicked dog in park

The Scottish SPCA are hunting a man who was caught on video kicking his dog in a park in Falkirk
Shocking footage shows the man kicking the dog in the ribs (Picture: SPCA/SWNS)

An animal welfare charity has launched a manhunt to find a young man who was filmed booting a dog in its ribs.

Distressing footage shows two young men taunting the small Staffordshire bull terrier before kicking it in an unprovoked attack in a Stirlingshire park. The video, filmed by a concerned member of the public, has been released by the Scottish SPCA in a bid to track down the culprit. SPCA officials said the poor quality of the video have made it difficult to identify the suspects in the video and hope the public can help.
In the footage, filmed in Inchyra Park, Grangemouth, Falkirk on July 25, two young men can be seen with the tan-coloured Staffie.
Video grab from the shocking footage of a man kicking a dog in Inchyra Park, Grangemouth, Falkirk, after appearing to tease the dog with a ball. See SWNS story SWSCkick. Shocking footage shows a yob kicking a dog in the ribs in an unprovoked attack in a park. The video, released by the Scottish SPCA in a bid to track down the culprit, was covertly filmed by a member of the public who was concerned about the Staffie?s welfare. In the footage filmed in Inchyra Park, Grangemouth, Falkirk, two young men can be seen with a tan-coloured Staffie. The men, thought to be in their late teens or early 20s, appear to be teasing the dog with a ball.
The pair appear to be taunting the dog in the video (Picture: SPCA/SWNS)
Video grab from the shocking footage of a man kicking a dog in Inchyra Park, Grangemouth, Falkirk, after appearing to tease the dog with a ball. See SWNS story SWSCkick. Shocking footage shows a yob kicking a dog in the ribs in an unprovoked attack in a park. The video, released by the Scottish SPCA in a bid to track down the culprit, was covertly filmed by a member of the public who was concerned about the Staffie?s welfare. In the footage filmed in Inchyra Park, Grangemouth, Falkirk, two young men can be seen with a tan-coloured Staffie. The men, thought to be in their late teens or early 20s, appear to be teasing the dog with a ball.
Before one boots the Staffie in the ribs (Picture: SPCA/SWNS)

The men, thought to be in their late teens or early 20s, appear to be teasing the dog with a ball.

One of them can be seen walking towards the pooch and kicking it hard in the ribs.

Scottish SPCA inspector Nicola Liddell said: ‘We’ve been looking into this since it was first reported in July, but it is difficult to identify the men from the quality of the video.

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‘We are hoping the general public can help us identify either of the men and the dog so that we can progress our investigation.

Video grab from the shocking footage of a man kicking a dog in Inchyra Park, Grangemouth, Falkirk, after appearing to tease the dog with a ball. See SWNS story SWSCkick. Shocking footage shows a yob kicking a dog in the ribs in an unprovoked attack in a park. The video, released by the Scottish SPCA in a bid to track down the culprit, was covertly filmed by a member of the public who was concerned about the Staffie?s welfare. In the footage filmed in Inchyra Park, Grangemouth, Falkirk, two young men can be seen with a tan-coloured Staffie. The men, thought to be in their late teens or early 20s, appear to be teasing the dog with a ball.
The SPCA are trying to find the culprit (Picture: SPCA/SWNS)

‘It is plain to see from the man’s movement towards the dog that he knew exactly what he was doing in the lead-up to kicking it.

‘He took a full-blown volley at the poor thing.

‘No animal deserves to be treated in such a way and we would like to speak with either of the men involved.’