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No one will be prosecuted over the death of a dog that was found tortured and burned on a Sheffield estate.
The male Staffordshire bull terrier had its back legs broken before it was tied to the tree and burned alive, in a that crime shocked the community.
A 28 year old man was arrested but no charges were brought.
Following the discovery of the dog, people in the Manor Laith Road area held a candle-lit vigil, and raised over £3,000 to help find the person responsible.
Hundreds are expected to attend a candlelight vigil for a dog who was tortured and burned to death on scrubland near Sheffield. Over £3000 has been collected as a reward to help catch the attacker.
Officers investigating the death of a dog, which was found on Manor Laith Road, Sheffield, have arrested a 28-year-old man.
The man from Sheffield was arrested on Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and was bailed pending further enquiries.
Following an appeal for information yesterday, South Yorkshire Police have traced the owner of a badly beaten and tortured dog in Sheffield.
The spot near Sheffield city centre where a Staffordshire bull terrier was tortured. The male dog had its back legs broken before it was tied to the tree and burned alive.
The crime has shocked the community and police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything between last Thursday and Friday when it is thought the attack took place.
Police are appealing for information after the body of a badly beaten and burned dog was found in Sheffield. The animal was found on a path off Manor Laith Road near to the allotments.
Police say the light coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier male dog is believed to have been badly beaten before being tied to a tree and set on fire. Officers believe the dog suffered terribly before dying.
Anyone who has lost a dog in the area that fits the description or has any information about what happened should contact police.