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Police looking to hone in on details surround puppy’s gruesome death

Incident happened sometime on Saturday

Police have released further details surrounding the horrific and gruesome death of a young puppy in Co Armagh.

Sparky was an 11-week-old pup who suffered badly following an incident which is now believed to have happened on Saturday.

A 16-year-old boy and 23-year-old man are currently in police custody after police were alerted last night (Monday).

The investigation surrounds a flat in the Ailsbury Park area of Lurgan.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Now that the dust has settled on the horrendous reports we received last night, we need to hone in on some specifics of the investigation we need your assistance with.

“We now believe this happened on Saturday, between late morning and late afternoon.

“There has been suggestion that this was posted on Snapchat or other social media platforms.

“If you have seen any footage or photographs of the incident (NOT just screen shots of conversations and allegations) then we need to hear from you.

“If you happened to screen shot or record any videos that were sent, we need them.

“That will be the difference between a evidential case and pure hearsay. Currently, what we have is a lot of “he said, she said”.

“The incident number is 1135 of 05/02/18. If you can assist us with this investigation, call 101 now!

“Whatever happened, it is obvious that little Sparky suffered a horrendous death.

“We want to get to the bottom of that and make sure that whoever is responsible is held to account.

“We have two in custody, but need the evidence to be able to take that further.”

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