Dog-punching man in Nelson sought by RSPCA

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Media captionThe man is seen in the video footage repeatedly punching the dog

A man seen in video footage repeatedly punching a dog is being sought by the RSPCA.

Insp Charlotte Brooker said the animal - thought to be an American bulldog - was "clearly petrified".

The incident took place in Hendon Road in Nelson, Lancashire, at about 15:15 GMT on 10 December.

A member of the public filmed the attack and gave the footage to the RSPCA, which said it was "extremely concerned" for the dog's welfare.

Insp Brooker said: "We hope that the images of him and the dog - a large white bull breed, we think probably an American bulldog - along with the location and time this happened will mean that those who know him will recognise him, and call us."

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