The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found in a stream in the grounds of Bolsover castle.
A member of the public found the female German shepherd - type dog at around midday on the 13th November.
After examining the dog's body the RSPCA found some suspicious stab-type injuries to her body.
They're appealing to anyone who may recognise the dog which is described as brown in colour and around 3 - 4 years old.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.