Two boys on a moped have knocked over and killed a widow's puppy in a park in Sutton Coldfield.
It happened at Sutton Park at 2pm on Sunday. Rorie, a six-month-old cocker spaniel, was “dead before he hit the ground”.
Widow Lynn Hodson, 54, said the moped “came out of nowhere” – and could easily have hit a child – before the riders fled.
She estimated it was doing up to 40mph when it smashed into her family’s beloved pet near the Streetly Gate entrance in an area where vehicles are banned.
West Midlands Police are looking into the details of the incident. It was also reported that full descriptions of the moped riders had been supplied to officers.
The partner of one witness wrote on Facebook: