Man drove van with dog tied to tow bar

Man drove van with dog tied to tow bar

Man drove van with dog tied to tow bar

First published in News

POLICE were called when a car was seen driving through town with a dog tied to the back.

Stunned witnesses saw the terrier-like dog struggling to keep pace as the silver van made its way through Southwick town centre on Monday morning.

The male driver of the van stopped when honked at by the driver behind.

He said he had not realised that his son had tied the dog to the tow bar.

The dog was checked over by a vet and had a small cut on its paw, police said.

A witness said: “All of a sudden I heard a horn hooting and I saw a silver van driving along and it had a blue rope on the back and there was a dog attached to it.

“The dog was on his feet because the driver was not going very fast and the lady in the car was trying to draw attention to the fact the dog was behind him.

“I could not quite believe what was going on. If he had accelerated and gone on to the main road it would have been horrible.”

A police spokesman said: “The pet had been tied to the tow bar of the vehicle without the owner’s knowledge and when he discovered what had happened, after a short distance, he immediately stopped.

“The animal has been checked out by a vet but has suffered only a minor cut to one paw.”

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11:26am Thu 28 Aug 14

ThinkBrighton says...

Did the driver live on Southwick Green
Did the driver live on Southwick Green ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 4

12:04pm Thu 28 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

So his 'last minute check' somehow failed to spot a dog tied to the back?

Thank God this ended as well as it did.
So his 'last minute check' somehow failed to spot a dog tied to the back? Thank God this ended as well as it did. ok,jared
  • Score: 7

1:15pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Wide Bertha says...

I suppose it's one way to make a dog go meeeaooowwww
I suppose it's one way to make a dog go meeeaooowwww Wide Bertha
  • Score: -18

5:11pm Thu 28 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

Wide Bertha wrote:
I suppose it's one way to make a dog go meeeaooowwww
You accused another poster of being a bell-end for posting facts.


After posting this, how vile do think you now appear?
[quote][p][bold]Wide Bertha[/bold] wrote: I suppose it's one way to make a dog go meeeaooowwww[/p][/quote]You accused another poster of being a bell-end for posting facts. After posting this, how vile do think you now appear? ok,jared
  • Score: 9

7:36pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Nikski says...

Wide Bertha wrote:
I suppose it's one way to make a dog go meeeaooowwww
Suggest someone tow you behind a van and see what noise you make
[quote][p][bold]Wide Bertha[/bold] wrote: I suppose it's one way to make a dog go meeeaooowwww[/p][/quote]Suggest someone tow you behind a van and see what noise you make Nikski
  • Score: 7

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