Police have confirmed that they are still investigating after a man was arrested for throwing a dog off a first floor balcony in Stanmore.
Eyewitnesses called police after seeing the incident on Binyon Crescent on Monday 24 September.
Metropolitan Police officers were quickly on the scene and arrested the man after reports that an elderly dog was thrown off a first floor back onto.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told My Stanmore News: “Police were called at 18:26hrs on Monday, 24 September to reports of a man throwing a dog off a balcony in Binyon Crescent, Stanmore.
“Officers attended and found a dog in a nearby garden that was distraught and shaking.
“A 37-year-old man was arrested shortly after on suspicion of criminal damage and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
“He was taken to a North London Police Station where he was further arrested for handling stolen goods.
“He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.”
The story generated considerable debate on social media with some people calling for the man to face severe punishment. Others said judgment should be reserved until the full facts of the case were known.