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Video: Playful Hank is a big softy


He's a big dog who thinks he's a puppy, sleeps all day and runs away from cats.

But two-year-old Hank has been seized by police and council officers on suspicion of being a pit bull terrier - a banned breed under the Dogs (NI) Order 1983.

Leonard Collins (33), a pure science student, and his then partner Joanne Matthews (33) bought Hank about two years ago after being told by a friend that some pups were for sale.

"I think we paid something like £200-£250 for him. When we went to view the pups he had a funny waddle, a strange sort of sideways bounce that marked him out as different from the rest."

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