Dismembered body of dog found near Lancashire railway line

Police are investigating after the dismembered body of a dog was found.

Friday, 25th May 2018, 6:15 pm
Updated Friday, 25th May 2018, 6:21 pm
Police are investigating the death

The gruesome find was made next to the railway line in Leyland by an animal charity volunteer.

Lisa Chadwick of Harvey's Army, a registered charity whose volunteers work to reunite missing pets and help injured animals, said she had found the body of a dog that had been chopped in half - something she believes to be deliberate.

Lisa, from Leyland, said: "I had to involve the police because of the severity of it.

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"We need to highlight this to people to get their dogs microchipped and to watch where they leave them outside shops. It's easy; there is no excuse."

Lisa said that the dog, a female pedigree Jack Russell Terrier, is not micro-chipped and so no owner has been found as of yet.

The dog is described as having a ginger head, white body, and black pigments spots as well as a prominent black round spot in the nape of her tail.

The dog was located at around 1:30pm today in Centurion Way, Leyland, next to the railway line, after Harvey's Army were alerted to it by a member of the public.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We received a report a dog had been found dead close to the railway lines at Centurion Way, Leyland, at 1pm today.

“The dog has been taken to a local vet to establish the cause of death.”

Anyone with any information on the event can contact police quoting log reference number LC20180525-0629.