Man arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty, linked to Derry buried dog find

Ballyarnett Country Park
John Breslin

Police investigating a report of a dog found partially buried in a park in Derry arrested a man on suspicion of animal cruelty on Tuesday..

The 23-year-old was held on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to animals. The arrest follows a report of a dog found injured and partially buried in Ballyarnett Country Park on Wednesday March 15th. The dog later died of its injuries.

A 29-year-old man appeared before Dungannon Magistrates Court on Saturday. Peter Toland, from Derry, is accused of causing unnecessary suffering to the dog and four counts of failing to take reasonable steps to ensure the needs of animals. He was granted bail subject to certain conditions.