Falmouth police are investigating an animal cruelty incident in which a dog was allegedly thrown off a cliff into the sea.

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The incident was captured on camera and shared on social media before being deleted. It appears to show a young boy carrying out the act.

In the video, the dog reportedly swims back to the shore after being thrown from the cliff. Police have now confirmed that the dog is alive, uninjured, safe and well. 

Police have addressed the animal cruelty incident and said that they need to carry out their investigation without intrusion or inappropriate comments.