Middlesbrough youths 'encouraged' dog fox attack

Fox Image copyright Cleveland Police
Image caption The fox had huddled up against a fence in a bid to escape

Teenagers who set a dog on a fox are being sought by police in Middlesbrough.

The animal was left "hiding and scared stiff" after the incident on Beechwood Avenue at about 20:00 GMT on Monday.

Witnesses told police some youths chased and cornered the animal before encouraging the dog to attack it.

This animal, which received dog bites to its body, was taken away by the RSPCA for treatment. Cleveland Police has appealed for information.

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