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Crime in Hong Kong

Dog dies after crashing through car sunroof in Wan Chai

Police and officers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are investigating

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2018, 10:27pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 19 April, 2018, 5:31pm

Hong Kong police are investigating after a dog fell to its death from a building in Wan Chai on Wednesday evening.

The adult mongrel fell through the sunroof of a seven-seater car and landed inside the vehicle on Lockhart Road at about 8pm. 

Police attended the scene after being notified of the incident. Officers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) helped the investigation.

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Investigators were seen conducting interviews inside a nearby building.

A spokesman from the SPCA said inspectors would help by collecting evidence. 

Police later found the dog’s owner. She appeared to be distressed about the dog’s death and told officers she owned three other dogs.

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The car driver, a 51-year-old man, was uninjured.

Earlier this month, a 23-year-old man was arrested for animal cruelty over the death of a Japanese spitz that was allegedly thrown out from a building in Cheung Sha Wan by the man, whose mother was the owner.