Two men reportedly stole the Yorkshire Terrier and then beheaded it to get even with another customer in Astley Village, near Chorley on May 19, 2018.

The suspects were identified as Ashley Grundy and Steven Robinson. The two men allegedly threatened a fellow customer over at the Baron’s Rest pub in 2018. Details on the spat were not divulged.

According to a report from the Mirror, the two men from Lancashire chopped Bailey the dog’s head off before eventually dumping the canine’s body. The head of the dog was allegedly discovered by a child.

It was Grundy who had reportedly threatened the unnamed customer at the pub. The next morning, the two suspects allegedly targeted the victim’s mother’s house, stole the dog and then drove back to the boozer to carry out their evil plan.

Police launched an investigation following the incident and made extensive inquiries before arresting the two thugs.

It was through CCTV footage that authorities were able to get evidence. In videos, investigators saw Robinson discarding an item into a bush. The wrapped item turned out to be the decapitated body of Bailey.

For their actions, Grundy and Robinson were jailed for 19 months at Preston Crown Court for criminal damage and outraging public decency.

"This was a lengthy investigation which involved a number of officers,” Sgt. Paul Harrison stated. "Officers sat through hours of CCTV and had to go through distressing incidents to compare the DNA from Bailey's head and carcass to the DNA of the blood found in and on the vehicle that Grundy and Robinson were using.”

Further, the Crown Prosecutor described the incident as an act of revenge and intimidation, something that was intended to cause maximum fear to the victims.

"I now hope that this can give some closure to the victim who lost a beloved pet due to the barbaric act of these two individuals," Harrison added.

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