DOGS have been seized from a home following concerns of a man "punching" a dog on Harwich beach.

Harwich Community Policing Team and the RSPCA conducted a joint visit at an address in Harwich this afternoon (Tuesday, February 23) after reports were received of a man punching a dog on the beach on February 16.

A total of three dogs were seized from the address by officers, and they have been handed over to the RSPCA which will be leading this investigation.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "The dogs are now on their way to the vets where they will be checked over and receive any treatment if required."

The RSPCA has been contacted for comment.