A MAN has been arrested after a video circulated on social media of an attack on a dog.

Police are appealing for members of the public to come forward who have clips or screenshots of the video.

The incident resulted in the dog having to be put to sleep.

Police understand that a video of the attack was shared on Snapchat and has since been discussed on other social media channels.

A 24-year-old is currently in police custody.

Detective Inspector Heather Shearer said: “This incident has understandably caused huge shock and disgust in the community and on social media. 

“The dog involved was taken to a veterinary surgery in Thurnscoe but sadly had suffered horrific, non-survivable injuries.

“We understand that a number of people have seen this video. If you are one of those people and you have any clips or screenshots of it, then I would ask that you please make contact.

“Similarly, if anyone has any other information about what has taken place or those responsible, I would urge them to also report it to the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wakefield District CID by using 101 Live Chat or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 13230312157.