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Chihuahua swing case: Hatfield man Alfie Loft charged with animal cruelty

The video, which was posted on a social networking site, is being treated as a 'matter of urgency' by police. Image copyright Hertfordshire Police
Image caption Footage of a man allegedly swinging a dog by its lead was posted on a social networking website

A man has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a dog after allegedly swinging a Chihuahua by its lead.

The alleged incident happened on Thursday at about 18:00 BST in Stevenage.

Alfie Loft, 19, from Hatfield, was charged earlier by Hertfordshire Police.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Hatfield Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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