Dog dies after being thrown from balcony then hit with sticks
A dog has died after being thrown from a balcony and then hit with sticks when it landed on the ground.
The horrific incident happened in Liverpool yesterday, after a rowdy group of around 40 people gathered in the street drinking, and started throwing bottles at parked cars.
Cristian Dutu, who lives in the flat above the street, was with his dog Hindo on a balcony when his mum went down to ask the group not to throw bottles.
People on the street started to climb the fence to get onto our balcony, armed with broken bottles and knives. There were 10 to 15 people on the terrace and me and my mum were slashed with the broken bottles.
Cristian, 27, said the attackers then grabbed their dog Hindo.
Weve had him since he was a puppy and because he was trying to protect my mum they grabbed him by the legs and threw him from the terrace onto the street.
Hindo, an American Bulldog cross, survived the fall but Christian said the people on the street below then began to hit him with sticks.
Cristian continued: I ran down to the street and tried to get them off my dog.
I got him away, but by the time we got him to the vets it was too late and he passed away, it was awful.
Cristian and his mum were taken to hospital where they were treated for minor wounds and scratches, but were otherwise unharmed from the attack.
Hindo was seven years old and well known in the neighbourhood, Cristian said.
He was such a sweet dog, he couldnt go to sleep without having his blanket over him, he was a softie.
I cant believe this has happened.
A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: An investigation is ongoing into the circumstances of the disturbance and it is still in the very early stages.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police, quoting ref 1027 of 21 April 2018, either on social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or on Facebook at Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.