Grampian Police appeal after dog's 'sickening' death in Aberdeen
Police have appealed for information after a dog which was "deliberately" injured in Aberdeen had to be put down.
The young collie cross Labrador was found with a "significant head injury" in Rosemount's View Terrace by a member of the public.
A Grampian Police spokesperson said: "Unfortunately the dog had to be put down due to the extent of its injuries.
"The dog's injuries, which have been assessed by a vet, are consistent with being deliberately struck on the head."
Scottish SPCA Ch Insp John Carle said: "This appears to have been a sickening attack on a defenceless young dog.
"We are urging anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact Grampian Police directly or the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999 .
"Calls are treated in the strictest confidence and information can be given anonymously."
The dog was found at about 07:30 on Wednesday 4 April.
Source: BBC News