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Police and RSPCA speak to Hollingbourne man after greyhound killed in Whitstable

By Kent Messenger reporter

A greyhound has been kicked to death on a Whitstable beach.

Investigations by both the police and RSPCA are taking place to establish why six-year-old greyhound Dougal was killed by a man on a morning walk.

The incident took place close to the Neptune pub in full view of witnesses who described the dog’s owner as shaking with fear afterwards.

The walker was taking his greyhound along Whitstable beach
The walker was taking his greyhound along Whitstable beach

RAF pilot Steve Tindall was taking a break from a cycle ride close to the seafront when the incident took place.

He said he walked the devastated dog owner home following the incident and has kept in touch while he comes to terms with Dougal's death.

Police spokesman Sally Smith confirmed a 48-year-old man from Hollingbourne had been interviewed in connection with the incident.

RSPCA spokesman Calie Rydings said: “We can confirm this was reported to the RSPCA via the police regarding an incident where a greyhound was kicked to death on Whitstable beach on May 25 at around 10am.

“The RSPCA is currently investigating the incident and we would urge anyone who saw this happen to contact us in confidence on 0300 123 8018.”

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