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Police in Cheltenham are appealing for witnesses after a man grabbed a dog by the throat last month.
It was reported that a Dachshund was grabbed by the throat and picked up off the ground by an unknown man outside the Exmouth Arms on Bath Road.
This took place at around 7pm on Saturday 21 May. Fortunately the dog was not injured.
The victim stated that they were threatened by the man but no assault took place. It is currently unknown why the dog and its owner were targeted.
The man was with three others at the time who were described as being in their late 30s or early 40s.
He was of a stocky build, around 5ft 10ins tall and had blonde hair.
Officers have conducted a number of enquiries since the incident such as reviewing CCTV from a number of nearby premises.
A large number of people were on Bath Road at the time of the incident and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened.
Information can be submitted online by completing the following form and quoting incident 407 of 21 May: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
You can also call police on 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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