CCTV images released after seriously injured dog left at Braintree Police Station

Bella was brought in the Braintree Police Station with serious injuries

Bella was brought in the Braintree Police Station with serious injuries - Credit: Archant

A Shar Pei dog was brought to Braintree Police Station in a “horrific” state with scars across its stomach and internal injuries.

CCTV of man who brought in Bella to Braintree Police Station

CCTV of man who brought in Bella to Braintree Police Station - Credit: Archant

The female dog, which has been named Bella, was left at the station at about 12pm on September 20 by a man who told members of the public waiting at the front counter that he had found it running around outside. He left before speaking to officers.

Pc Red Leeson, of Braintree CID, said: “She was in a horrific state.

“She was emaciated, had swollen and weeping eyes, a swollen nose and was struggling to walk.

“I found a specialist rescue centre based in Southampton that has taken her in and had her checked over by a vet.

Bella

Bella - Credit: Archant


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“It was discovered she has scars across her stomach from surgery that has not been carried out by a vet, suggesting she has been used for breeding.

“She has also suffered some serious internal injuries and will need surgery on all her legs and her eye, as well as treatment for a bladder infection and other illnesses.”

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The rescue centre, Shar Pei Rescue Great Britain (Trust), has named the dog Bella and is fundraising for its treatment.

The dog has not been microchipped and its owner has yet to come forward.

Police have released a picture of the man who brought Bella to the police station in the hope he will come forward as he may have more information that can help them with their enquiries.

Anyone with information or who recognises Bella is asked to call Braintree CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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