THE RSPCA are appealing for information after CCTV at Ladywell rail station appeared to show a man punching a dog and then throwing him against a wall.

Footage showed a man with his brown and white Staffordshire bull terrier on June 6 at around 2pm. 

In one section he appeared to be holding the dog down then throwing the animal against a wall at the train station. In another, he seemed to be punching the animal.

The man is described as of medium build with mousey brown hair, and was wearing grey or blue trousers with a white top and blue stripes down the sleeves.

His dog was white with distinctive brown markings on his back and around the eye.

Anyone with any information about who this man might be is urged to call the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018. All calls are in confidence.