FENLAND: Man who broke dog's leg in vicious attack jailed for 12 weeks by magistrates

PUBLISHED: 13:07 26 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:05 02 June 2010

RSPCA cruelty case A Williams

RSPCA cruelty case A Williams

A MAN who broke a dog s leg in a vicious attack has been put behind bars after an RSPCA prosecution. Andy Williams, 27, of Deerfield Road in March, Cambs, was sentenced to a 12-week custodial sentence by Wisbech Magistrates and has been banned from keepin

A MAN who broke a dog's leg in a vicious attack has been put behind bars after an RSPCA prosecution.

Andy Williams, 27, of Deerfield Road in March, Cambs, was sentenced to a 12-week custodial sentence by Wisbech Magistrates and has been banned from keeping a pet for 10 years after attacking his English Bull Terrier.

Williams, who denied the assault, was caught by his neighbours punching, throwing and dragging his dog in an aggressive attack which took place on 16 August last year.

The family, who witnessed the incident, said that the dog ran away from Mr Williams in Deerfield Road.

They caught the dog and Mr Williams came to retrieve her. But, as he walked away, he punched the dog, threw her to the ground and punched her again.

Police and the RSPCA were called to the scene and the dog was taken to a vet for treatment.

Inspector Richard Lythgoe said: "This is a very good result, it really is the best we could have hoped for. We hope this will send the right message out to other people who may intentionally hurt animals."

Under the Animal Welfare Act, those found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal can face a maximum six-month prison sentence and/or a £20,000 fine.

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