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Dogs seized under animal welfare laws and two arrested in east Belfast police search

Police have seized two dogs and arrested two men following a search of a home in east Belfast on Tuesday.

The search was carried out at a house in the Lower Newtownards Road area and under Animal Welfare legislation.

During the search the two dogs were located and seized.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police while a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault on police.

Both men have since been released and issued with penalty notices of disorder.

Inspector Keith Hutchinson said: “The PSNI takes animal welfare very seriously.

"I would urge any member of the public to report anything to do with fighting offences, other criminal activity and/or a possible breach in a court order to their local police station on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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