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Two men have been arrested and bailed after a dog was found buried alive in woodlands with a nail forced into it’s head.

The shocking case on Teesside was made public after the dog believed to be a terrier was found within the woods.

RSPCA inspector Nick Jones had said in 10 years working for the RSPCA, he had “never known anything so horrifying and inexplicably cruel”.

Cleveland Police confirmed that “Two men have been arrested by Cleveland Police on suspicion of animal cruelty following the discovery of a severely injured dog in Kirkleatham Woods, Redcar.

“The men are aged 60 and 59 and are from the Redcar area.

“They will now be interviewed by the RSPCA officer investigating.”

 

The pair have now been released on police bail pending further enquires.

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