A DOG was tortured and burned to death in Sheffield, police have revealed today.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was found by a horrified member of the public on a path off Manor Laith Road, Sky Edge.
Police officers, who are trying to trace the owner of the dog, want to hear from anyone with information about the attack.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police are appealing for information from members of the public after a body of a badly beaten and burned dog was found in Sheffield.
Sometime between Monday, February 18, and Sunday, February 24, on a path off Manor Laith Road, near to the allotments, a light coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier male dog is believed to have been severely beaten, before reportedly being tied to a tree and set on fire.
“Officers believe the dog suffered terribly before dying.
“Police would like to speak to anyone that may have seen this dog in the area at this time, or who may have lost a dog that fits this description.”
Anyone with any information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 488 of February 24, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.