Muslims have expressed outrage at a police advert featuring a puppy sitting in a policeman’s hat, according to the Daily Mail.

The postcard campaign promoting Scottish police force’s new telephone number has now been raised with Chief Constable John Vine.

The advert has upset Muslims because dogs are considered ritually unclean and has sparked such anger that some shopkeepers in Dundee have refused to display the advert.

The chief constable said he was unaware of the concerns and that the force had not sought to cause any upset but added he would look into the matter.