The owner of a five-month-old puppy has claimed her pet was kicked “up in the air” by a middle-aged man in Dundee.
Ellie Brown said she was taking her puppy, Skye, for a walk around Arklay Street as fans made their way to Tannadice for Dundee United’s clash with Dunfermline.
She claims that as she passed crowds of supporters on their way to the match, a man wearing a Dundee United top kicked her pet.
According to Ellie, Skye “flew past” due to the force of the kick.
After angrily confronting the alleged attacker, Ellie claims he simply “smiled, said sorry and walked away”.
The devastated dog lover told The Courier: “It’s been a bit of a nightmare … I shouted at him, but he just smiled, said sorry and walked away. The frustrating thing is that no one seemed to react.”
Ellie says Skye appears to be unharmed but she has contacted Dundee United and Police Scotland to report the incident.
A police spokesperson said: ““Police Scotland received a report that a dog had been kicked by a man in Arklay Street, Dundee at about 8pm on Tuesday November 8.
“The Shih Tzu dog had no apparent injuries. Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident is asked to contact 101.”
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