Dog dies after beating in Galliagh

A dog has died after being savagely beaten in Galliagh, the ‘Sunday Journal’ has learned.

Police are investigating the incident which took place in the Knockalla Park area last month but only came to light recently,

The injuries suffered by the animal were so severe that a veterinary surgeon had no option but to put the dog to sleep.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, which happened between 6pm and 8pm on August 1 to contact them at Strand Road station on 0845 600 8000 or anonymously through the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.