A PROBE has been launched after staff at a greyhound trust were allegedly threatened on their land after the death of a dog.

Essex Police are investigating reports of threats being made to staff at the Greyhound Trust, in Pipps Hill Road, after a video was uploaded to Facebook showing the confrontation on Thursday.

The video was uploaded by Ellie Rolls, 29, showing her and her partner John Jackson, also 29, visiting the site, after a greyhound who had been adopted from the trust attacked and killed their Chihuahua Milo outside their home in Hoover Drive, Laindon on June 4.

The dog died later on the same day. The Greyhound Trust confirmed the offending dog had been taken back in by the trust and that all correct procedures had been followed.

The video shows the couple arguing with trust staff and landowners, with Mr Jackson demanding to know where the greyhound is.

A brief physical altercation can be seen but no one is injured.

Towards the end of the video, a man can be heard shouting, mentioning the dog.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called at around 11pm on June 6 with a report of threats made at an address in Pipps Hill Road, Billericay.

“If you have any information please call us on 101 quoting incident 1397 of June 6 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Mr Jackson told the Echo they only went to the site to find out some information and never intended to make threats.

He said: “We had only gone there to ask about the dog, but they were quite hostile from the off.

“Things did get heated and when it develops like that then things get said that shouldn’t have been said.

“But it’s not like I had anything on me, I didn’t go there wanting to argue with anyone.

“My dog had been killed a few days before and I was really angry.”

The trust previously stated they would always take back in a greyhound no matter the circumstances.

The Greyhound Trust was contacted for this story but could not be reached for comment.