A dog in the UK has been accused of a hate crime, it has been revealed.
The suspect in question has been accused of pooing on a doorstep in what is said by the victim to be a racially motivated attack.
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The police log read "an unknown dog has fouled outside of victim address and victim perceived this to be a racial incident," the Mail on Sunday reports.
The revelation came to public attention thanks to the release of 2500 incident reports by the Metropolitan Police.
Current legislation sees police record any allegation motivated by prejudice as a hate incident. This has led to records of a bus driver giving "a racist look", and a person who "recently found a dead rat in garden and perceives this incident to be racist". Dogs are apparently also capable of hate crimes - as well as the dog poo debacle, another report claims that "suspect's dog barking at victim".
David Davies, a former special constable and current Tory MP, told Metro that reporting such incidents is "a waste of police time."
"People need to start thinking more carefully before they call the police."