A DOG that was filmed being “ill-treated” last week was found to be "unharmed" by police.

Officers traced the animal after a video was taken at the tennis courts in Hove before being shared online.

Sussex Police said they checked on the dogs welfare on Thursday and gave advice to the “person who was with it”.

The force said there was no evidence to justify further action.

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A spokesman from Sussex Police said: "On Thursday evening January 7 we received a report alleging that a dog had been ill-treated while at tennis courts in Hove, and that video had been taken of the incident.

"Police viewed the video, traced the dog and checked on its welfare.

"It appeared unharmed and advice has been given to the person who was with it.

"There was no evidence to justify further action."