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Man charged after seen driving with dog on his bonnet

A 75-year-old man from Paphos seen on video driving his car with a dog standing on the bonnet has been charged with animal abuse related offences and will be called to court at a later date, police said on Thursday.

The man, reportedly a Greek Cypriot, was called to his local police station on Wednesday after a video circulated on social media showing his car driving around Paphos with a dog standing on its bonnet.

This move, police said, “put at risk both the dog and other drivers from a possible accident.”

The 75-year-old admitted to the act and was charged. He is to present in court, police said.

The Animal Party said on Thursday that it monitors this case as all other cases brought before authorities concerning animal abuse.

The party said that a second person has been arrested in connection with another case, that concerned a video showing someone abusing a fox and a rabbit.

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