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RSPCA appeals after dog ‘punched and kicked’ outside North London cafe

The RSPCA is appealing for information following claims of a dog being kicked and punched by her owner outside a cafe in North London.

A customer at the cafe on Lordship Lane in Tottenham reported witnessing a sustained attack on the dog, who appeared to have historic injuries, including a swollen eye and mouth. The alleged incident, which occurred around 12:30pm on Tuesday, June 18, was not captured by CCTV cameras.

The RSPCA has released an image of a man who was in the area at the time and who they believe may be able to provide information to assist with the enquiries.

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Inspector Shahnaz Ahmad, who is investigating, said: “I’m appealing to people in the local area for information about this alleged incident, including this man who may have been in the area at the time. Someone who was in the cafe reports seeing a man punch and kick the dog outside and alleges the beating lasted several minutes. We are keen to find the dog so we can check that they are okay as part of our enquiries.

“Unfortunately, we’ve had a few different complaints about dogs being allegedly beaten in this area – by different people.

“If anyone has any information about this incident or similar acts of alleged cruelty in this area of Tottenham we would urge them to ring the RSPCA appeals line number on 0300 123 8018.”

The female dog has been described as medium-sized, tan or gold in colour, with floppy ears. She appeared frightened of her assailant, who is said to frequent bookmakers in the area.

The RSPCA is urging anyone with information to come forward to ensure the safety and well-being of the dog involved.

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