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Pair cautioned for animal cruelty after dog dies locked in hot car in Fermanagh

Two people have been spoken to under caution for animal cruelty.
Two people have been spoken to under caution for animal cruelty.

Two people have been cautioned for animal cruelty after a dog died while locked in a hot car in Fermanagh.

The dog - a husky puppy - had been left locked in a parked car in the Wellington Road area of Enniskillen.

Police were called, but before they arrived a passer-by smashed one of the car windows in a bid save the distressed pup, which was having a fit because of the intense heat inside the closed vehicle.

The distressed animal was rushed to a local vet, but was pronounced dead.

Police have now confirmed that two people have been spoken to under caution for animal cruelty and will be formally interviewed in due course.

A person may be cautioned and questioned by police without being arrested and anything they say may subsequently be used in court.

Their investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Writing on the 'PSNI Fermanagh' Facebook page a police spokesperson acknowledged members of the public who had "heroically" attempted to rescue the dog.

"We understand that this type of incident provokes a strong emotional response in us as human beings however we would ask that you keep in mind that this is a live police investigation," the spokesperson wrote.

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