The dog (not pictured) was led away by police, leaving the public outraged
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In the clip, a woman berates an officer for taking away the dog, pointing to a child standing next to the dog’s owner, asking him: “If that was your child, what would you do?'
The owner pleads with the police to let the dog go, whilst the dog tries to shake the noose from its neck.
Officers also arrested a man for allowing the animal to be out of control in a public place.
In the video, a person can be heard shouting: “So, you're arresting him as well? Disgusting, the lot of you.”
The dog's owner has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Leicestershire Police said: “It has come to our attention that a number of videos and posts have been published on social media in relation to an incident in the city centre [on Saturday] where a man was detained and an XL Bully dog was seized.
Officers attended the Highcross Shopping Centre at the weekendGoogle
“Prior to this incident officers were called to the Highcross Shopping Centre around 12.30pm after a security guard was bitten by a dog when the owner was refused entry into a shop.
“The owner subsequently left the scene and was detained in Silver Street with his dog.
“He was arrested on suspicion of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place and causing injury. He has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
“The XL Bully was seized by officers and taken to a place of safety. The security guard sustained an injury to his arm and leg and was discharged from hospital after treatment.
“His injuries are not believed to be serious. Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
It comes as legislation was brought in by then Environment Secretary Therese Coffey, making it illegal to sell, breed or abandon an XL Bully dog from December 31.