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Nine greyhounds muzzled and thrown into the North Sea

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The RSPCA is warning that images of a greyhound being thrown into the sea is not an isolated incident and have launched an investigation.

A local Facebook page released the images on Thursday which showed a man throwing a dog into the North Sea during windy and freezing conditions.

Members of the public have both supported and defended the actions of the individual captured within the image.

Hartlepool News & Alerts released an image which showed a dog being held over the north sea moments before it was dropped into the water.

The RSPCA have now told Police Hour they believe the incident is ‘Not Isolated’ and have launched a pro-active investigation.

RSPCA launch investigation

They are now investigating a report that three men were seen dragging nine muzzled greyhounds along the pier and then throwing them 4ft into the sea and dragging them back out of the sea again and repeating the process.

The RSPCA has said “We are still making enquiries after we received a report that a group of men with a number of dogs were seen in Hartlepool repeatedly throwing one of the dogs a greyhound into the water last Thursday, November 2. An inspector attended the scene but the group were no longer there. Since then we have been contacted by a member of the public who provided photos of what appears to be a man throwing a greyhound into the water the week before, on

“An inspector attended the scene but the group were no longer there. Since then we have been contacted by a member of the public who provided photos of what appears to be a man throwing a greyhound into the water the week before, on Thursday, October 26.”

Please stop this Cruelty 

Hundreds of people have left comments on the Hartlepool News & Alerts Facebook page reacting to the shocking image.

Julie Allen commented, “This is a cruel act the picture shows it all the poor dog will probably drown with shock please stop this cruelty!”

Jennifer Berry said “Maybe someone should tie a rope around them and throw them into the North Sea leave them just long enough to let the fear get to them that they are going to drown and die then drag them back out”

While Annie Bush added “What is wrong with some people. people think it is ok to be this cruel”

Venessa Pagan said “need the electric chair or to be hung what they did years ago”

Method of Training

A number of people confirmed that this was a method of training the Greyhounds to ensure they are able to strengthen their legs without the risk of a splint, they are apparently tied to a safety rope and walked back up the pier on the guide rope to ensure they are able to safely exit the water.

Mark Ellett supported the actions commenting that “In all fairness, I think those people could be greyhound trainers, making the dogs swim to strengthen their legs without the risk of a splint by running them”

Carl Foster added “It’s tied to a rope seen them do it loads of times. The tide is always bad in the north sea in the summer there in with the dogs walking along why the dogs swim beside them.

Kailee Carter, in conclusion, added “It’s not a proper method of training racing dogs. Proper trainers use swimming pools that are temperature regulated. Training greyhounds using swimming isn’t that common actually anymore as it was found to not be very effective. That man in that picture whether training for racing or not clearly doesn’t care about the welfare of the animal. And I cant see it winning many races if it is being trained for that”

Anyone who may have witnessed either of these incidents or may have more information should contat the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.”

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Poppy Tin theft Nathan Beddow named and shamed by thousands of social media users

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Shamed Nathan Beddow from Hartlepool walked into a pub and stole a poppy appeal collection tin.

Police Hour released the shocking footage of Beddow who now lives in Blackpool walk into the quiet pub and steal a charity collection tin and a tray of poppies.

He has now been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison which will run alongside a nine-month sentence imposed after he was recalled on licence from a jail term where he broke into the home of a disabled pensioner in Hartlepool

A shameless thief who brazenly stole charity money by putting a Poppy Appeal tin down his trousers has been jailed.

Hartlepool man Nathan Beddow walked into a quiet pub bar and spotted the charity collection tin and tray of poppies.

Nathan Beddow stole the Poppy Appeal money on November 3rd he walked into a pub at 1pm after he was seen loitering around the bar before he stuffs the tin down the form of his pants

A member of the Royal British Legion then found the empty tun down a nearby alleyway and informed the landlord Mr Jenkinson who believes £70 was stolen having donated £40 himself.

The pubs CCTV captured the moment Beddow then came back into the bar with a friend later to buy a drink.

Nathan Beddow was then identified by thousands of Facebook users after the CCTV image was released online.

Police quickly acted and arrested Beddow who told an officer during his arrest”All this for some poppy money, all you have got is some CCTV.”

When he was arrested he was trying to goad police officers he was put into a police van and on the way to the station tried to put a cord around his neck after slipping his handcuffs.

In an attempt to say sorry and get out of going back to jail Beddow wrote a letter of apology and addressed it to the British Red Cross and not the Royal British Legion, He attempted to go back to the pub and repay the money but was kicked out.

Beddow in his defence claimed that he stole the charity tin because he had been subjected to threats from the English Defence League following his previous offence and was scared “The threats of violence by the EDL may well come back to haunt him. He is not normally someone who targets charity boxes.”

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Police are appealing for your help to find missing 14-year-old Kianna. Please help us by sharing this image of Kianna as far and wide as possible so that she is located in Police and returned home safely.

North Yorkshire Police are urgently searching for a missing 14-year-old girl who is appealing for information from the public.

Kianna McCarthy, from the Selby area, was last seen on Monday (13 November 2017) on the A19 by Silver Street, Whitley.

She was on foot and is believed to have been accompanied by another girl at the time.

Police have conducted extensive enquiries to locate Kianna, who may have travelled to the London area.

Kianna is around 5ft 4ins tall, white and of medium build. She has very long auburn hair.

Officers are appealing for information from the public, including any possible sightings of the 14-year-old, to get in touch immediately.

If you can help, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and quote reference number 12170204285.

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Danny, if you are reading this help and support, is available we will simply call or rext 116000 for free confidential advice.

If you are yourself sat reading this and thinking of running away from home please be assured help and support is out there for you.

Simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home ‘Missing people’ are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe.

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They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

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Urgent appeal takes 2 seconds to share: Danny Ramsdale is aged 13 he is currently missing from home.

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Police are appealing for your help to find missing 13 year old Danny.

Please help us by sharing this image of Danny as far and wide as possible so that he is located by Police and returned home safely.

Danny Ramsdale aged 13 has been mussing since Monday 23rd October and is believed to be in the Hartlepool or Redcar areas.

He is described as a white, around 5ft 5” tall, of slim build and was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black and blue Berghaus coat.

Anyone who may have seen him or anyone who may know of his whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Missing People

Danny, if you are reading this help and support, is available we will simply call or rext 116000 for free confidential advice.

If you are yourself sat reading this and thinking of running away from home please be assured help and support is out there for you.

Simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home ‘Missing people’ are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe.

Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential. 116000

They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

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