Police investigate reports that puppy was killed by teenager in Raphael Park

PUBLISHED: 12:06 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:06 18 September 2018

Scout was allegedly killed by a teenager who kicked the Pomeranian puppy in Raphaels Park, Romford on Sunday, September 16.

Scout was allegedly killed by a teenager who kicked the Pomeranian puppy in Raphaels Park, Romford on Sunday, September 16.


A Pomeranian puppy has reportedly died after being kicked by a teenager in a Romford park.

Police are appealing for information following reports that a young person confronted a man who was walking two Pomeranian dogs – Scout and Bear – in Raphaels Park on Sunday, September 16 at 3pm.

Scout died after she was allegedly kicked by the teenager.

Police were contacted by a vet in Romford who reported that a dead puppy had been brought into their practice.

The attacker is described as being aged 17-19, with black hair and short in height. He was with a group of teenagers when he allegedly attacked the dog walker.

He was wearing a dark sleeveless puffer jacket, airmax trainers and black jeans.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell called on the police to investigate the incident.

He said: “I am shocked and appalled to hear this news.

“I hope this wicked individual is caught quickly and locked up for a very long time.

“People are understandably disgusted and hope to see justice carried out”.

Chief Superintendent Jason Gwillim said in response: “What an absolutely abhorrent thing to have done.

“I’ll make sure our officers follow up on this urgently.”

Officers from the Met’s Wildlife Crime Unit are investigating the circumstances into the death of the puppy and no arrests have been made.

If you have any information please contact the Met police or the parks police on 07904 805872.

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