Man arested on suspicion of drowning dog

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A man has been arrested in Basel on suspicion of stealing a dog and drowning it in a river in Germany.

It’s alleged the 31-year-old took the brown Labrador called Samy from a car in Laufen in canton Basel-Country and drove to Breisach in Germany, around 50 km away. 

A week later, the dog was found dead in the river. 

The man is also being held on domestic violence charges. It’s said he’d been in a relationship with the dog’s owner. 

Prosecutors are not releasing any further information.

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