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Teen charged after dog 'being swung by its lead' video

A teenager is to appear in court today charged with causing unlawful suffering to a chihuahua.

Alfie Loft, 19, from Hatfield in Hertfordshire, was arrested after an internet video appeared to show a dog being swung over a man's head by its lead.

The footage, which was posted on Facebook, appeared to show four men walking the chihuahua along a pavement in Stevenage, when one of the men is then seen to repeatedly throw the dog into the air.