Dog tied to heavy rock and thrown into river

Two people arrested in connection with a report of a dog that was rescued from the River Trent yesterday have been released under investigation, as a the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery continues.

Police say the dog was thrown into the River Trent in Nottingham, with a carrier bag containing a large rock tied to her lead.

The Belgian Shepherd, whose registered microchip name is Bella, was spotted in the water by a female member of the public around 8:45 this morning (6th January).

The woman dragged the dog to safety. It happened near Long Lane in Farndon.

The rock tied to the dog's lead Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

The dog is now getting care from a local vet.

Nottinghamshire Police say they want to hear from anyone who recognises the dog, or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to come forward as soon as possible.

The dog was found injured Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

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