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Man filmed punching dog outside supermarket in Islington

The man was filmed hitting the dog outside an Islington supermarket Photo: RSPCA

The RSPCA is asking the public for help to identify a man who was filmed kicking and punching a dog outside a supermarket in Islington.

Passers-by videoed the man punching the bull-terrier type dog to try and get it to sit down. When the dog tries to greet someone on the street the man then responds by kicking it in the stomach.

A warning: some viewers may find the below video upsetting.

The video was filmed on Monday August 15th outside the Co-Op on Benwell Road, close to the Emirates Stadium. The RSCPA is asking for anyone who recognises the man to get in touch with them.

This behaviour is completely unacceptable, the dog is clearly frightened of the man who is attempting to get him to sit while he waits outside the shop.

I’m keen to speak with the man as soon as possible and check on the welfare of this dog and make sure he is alright.

– RSPCA inspector Clare Dew