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The dog was found abandoned at Sloughbottom Park in NorwichNorfolk Police

Police in Norwich are appealing for information following the discovery of a dog whose legs were found tied together with electrical cabling.

Norfolk Police said the brown and white boxer cross dog was found by a member of the public abandoned at Sloughbottom Park in Norwich in the early hours of Saturday morning (30 August).

The dog, who has been given the nickname Spencer, was found with his legs all tied together and his collar bound up with string and household electrical cable. He had then been tied to a post with cabling around his neck, leaving him unable to stand up or move.

Police said Spencer was not seriously hurt, but was left "traumatised" by the incident.

PC Craig Bidwell is now appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the person responsible for tying up the animal.

He said: "Attacking a dog in this way is completely unacceptable and I would urge anyone who has information about the incident to contact me. Officers will be working with Inspectors from the RSPCA to find the person responsible and take action."

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'Spencer' went on to make a full recoveryNorfolk Police

RSPCA inspector Laura Sayer said: "Poor Spencer was traumatised from this horrible ordeal but luckily not hurt.

"He is a lovely dog, and has clearly been well looked after, so it might even be that there is a loving owner out there missing him. We urge anyone with any information to come forward.

"We are very grateful to this passing member of the public and to the police for rescuing him, there is no way he would have been able to escape the tangle of ropes which held him on his own - apparently he was completely hog-tied."

Police said Spencer is thought to be around four years old. He was not micro chipped and did not have any identification tags.