Forensic tests are being carried out as part of a police probe into a sickening attack on a dog in Sheffield.
Officers investigating the attack on the Staffordshire bull terrier, on wasteland off Manor Laith Road, Skye Edge, have a suspect on bail pending the outcome of the tests.
The 28-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal after the body of the dog, named Issac, was found tied to a tree having been badly beaten and set on fire.
Police said the dog would have ‘suffered terribly’ before death.
Issac had been stolen from a garden on Boundary Road, Wybourn in late February, before he was tortured and killed.
n Anyone with information should call police on 101.