Witness appeal and police investigation after dog kills seal

  Posted: 23.03.21 at 14:08 by Richmond Police

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An update from Richmond Police.

We are investigating the death of a seal, named locally as Freddie, after it was injured by a dog on the River Thames near Hammersmith Bridge.

Officers attended the location at approximately 12:39pm on Sunday, March 21 along with colleagues from the London Fire Brigade.

They recovered the young pup from the river bank and it was taken to a rescue centre for treatment, but unfortunately had to be put down later, due to injuries sustained in the incident.

Officers are looking to identify witnesses and to speak to the owner of the dog involved.

Please do contact us with any and all information on 101 quoting reference: 0702604/21

Photo of Freddie provided by Richmond Police

Read more: 'Freddie' the seal badly wounded in horrific dog attack at Hammersmith Bridge

Our enquiries continue, but we would like to thank the members of the public that stepped in to assist Freddie during the incident.

The RSPCA has been informed.

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