Officers investigating a report of animal cruelty in Bournemouth are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and issuing images of a man and his dog they would like to identify.

At 9.55am on Friday 18 February 2022 Dorset Police received a report that a man was seen shouting at a black and white Staffy-type dog in Wimborne Road in Kinson. He was reportedly then seen to strike the dog twice to the head with a closed fist.

The man walked off in the direction of the Northbourne Roundabout.

Police Constable Elliot Penn, of Bournemouth police, said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this incident and have obtained images of a man and his dog we would like to identify.

“I appreciate they are not the best quality, but I am appealing to anyone who recognises the man, or who has any information that might assist our investigation to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220027993. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.

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