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.