A girl shown in a video throwing puppies into a fast-flowing river has been traced, and arrested by the police of Bosnia.
The teenager, wearing a hooded top, caused worldwide outrage when she was shown online apparently killing six newborn puppies by throwing them into the river one by one.
Police in the central Bosnian town of Bugojno said they had found the girl from leads given by animal protection groups in the country.
The girl’s parents will soon be questioned, police said. Under Bosnian law, people can be fined up to £4,000 for animal cruelty.
Such was the international fury it prompted Transformers movie director Michael Bay to offer a $50,000 (£32,500) reward for the prosecution of the young woman.
Animals rights group ‘Flekice’ (Spots) filed a complaint to police claiming the girl seen on the video, originally posted on YouTube, came from the central town of Bugojno.
Another animal rights group – SOS, which is based in Sarajevo – also claimed to have information confirming the location of the girl, who was reportedly filmed by her brother.
Velimir Ivanisevic from the group said he received an email that allegedly identifies her as a teenager from the central Bosnian town of Bugojno.