A YOUNG woman could face prosecution after two dogs were found dead in a cage, The Northern Echo has learnt.

The 19-year-old was interviewed by the RSPCA after the two whippet-type dogs were discovered in a house in Darlington, earlier this month.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said the discovery was made at the property in Vine Street, in the Denes area of the town, on April 12.

She added: “A case file is being compiled for consideration by our prosecutions department.

“No further information is available at this time, as our investigation is ongoing.”