The force is appealing for witnesses after it received a report of animal cruelty involving a black springer spaniel. In a statement the police said that the dog was pulled by its collar with force while in the car park at El Tico on Saturday 4 August, some time between 8 pm and 8.30 pm.
The dog was placed in a metallic green Land Rover-type car by a man believed to be its owner.
The driver sped off after he was confronted by a man in the car park.
The dog’s owner is described as being about 60, of slim build with short greying hair and a ‘posh’ accent.
He was wearing a tan-coloured T-shirt, trousers and light-coloured canvas shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 612612 or to contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via its anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.