Police are on the case after a man in Swindon was seen attacking his own dog. 

At 2.45pm on February 6, Wiltshire Police received a report involving a couple walking their dog in Wheatcroft Way, in the Walcot area, before boarding the S6 bus. 

An eyewitness reported seeing the man attack his dog with a walking stick, whilst also kicking the dog.

The dog is described as a white and tan-coloured bulldog but could have been a crossbreed.

The man was wearing a red cap, a black coat, and a beige scarf, and was described as being black or Asian. The woman he was with is described as wearing a black coat with a fur hood.

Officers are now appealing for any other eyewitnesses who may have seen the alleged incident take place to come forward and share what they saw.

A spokesperson said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with more information which could help us identify those involved.

"Please call 101 and quote crime reference number 54240014538.

"Alternatively, call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."