This is the moment a cruel thug throws a terrified dog over the edge of a cliff into the sea.
Police in Falmouth, Cornwall, said they were looking into the case after the footage of the terrified dog, believed to be a spaniel, being thrown into the water emerged online.
In the background, another person can be heard shrieking with laughter.
The dog could be seen flailing around in the air before hitting the water.
The video then shows the dog swimming towards the shore, although it is not clear if it managed top reach the beach.
A police spokesman said: ‘We are aware of an incident of animal cruelty which has been reported in Falmouth. The dog has been checked over and is uninjured.
‘This matter is being investigated but please appreciate that we need to do this effectively without intrusion or inappropriate comments.’
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An RSPCA spokesman added: ‘We have been made aware of some upsetting footage showing a dog being thrown off a cliff in Falmouth on May 1.
‘We are very concerned about this incident and would like to reassure people we are looking into it.’