Police urge for witnesses of ‘alleged puppy hitter’ after video sparks outrage

The incident, captured on a doorbell camera, occurred on Poundlock Avenue in Hanley, Stoke on Trent over the weekend. The footage sparked outrage across the nation, prompting investigations by both the RSPCA and the police.

The man responsible for the brutal act has been identified as 26-year-old Tyler Steele, Stoke on Trent Live reports.

Steele then visited the property days later and said: said he “didn’t give a flying f***”, adding: “I’ll treat my dog how I want to treat it.”

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The authorities have released a description of the man they wish to interview but have refrained from disclosing his name.

A police spokesperson issued a statement, saying: “We are continuing to appeal for information after a man allegedly hit a puppy in Stoke-on-Trent. The incident took place on Poundlock Avenue, in Hanley, at 9.10am on Friday, July 7.

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“The man is described as white, mid 20s, 5ft 8ins tall, and with a slim build and brown hair. We have been speaking to residents in the area, reviewing CCTV, and checking addresses but still need more information about where the man is.”

Authorities are urging anyone with potential leads on the suspect’s location to contact the police at 101, quoting incident number 331 of July 7. Alternatively, individuals can provide information anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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