Man caught on CCTV ‘beating and throwing’ dog banned from keeping dogs for two years

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A man from Manchester who was caught on CCTV beating his dog has been disqualified from keeping dogs for two years following a court case brought on by the RSPCA.

The RSPCA were alerted to footage of an incident which had been posted on Facebook. It showed a male kicking and throwing a medium-sized brown dog in June last year; the man was revealed to be Carlton James Chesney-Mitchell, from Manchester, beating his Belgian Malinois, Annie.

“The video shows a male in dark trousers, a blue hoodie and a black balaclava cycling towards an open garden from a field,” the RSPCA stated. “He then throws the bike down and can be heard shouting ‘come here’. A brindle dog comes into the footage and the male kicks the left side of her face with his right leg. He then entices the dog back and proceeds to kick her on the left side of her face again.

“The man, later identified to be Chesney-Mitchell, is then heard saying: ‘Stop pi**ing me off and f***ing running off, stop it’ before striking Annie twice with his right hand and grabbing her by the neck with both hands and throwing her in the air. Annie can then be seen spun in midair before landing on her feet and running out onto the field. The male can be heard stating “F***ing piece of s**t”, as he mounts his bicycle and cycles off.”

Inspector Deborah Beats, who investigated, said, “I reached out to those on social media who had information on this video and after a false start, I was able to speak to a member of the public who informed me the dog and the owner were at their house.

“I met Chesney-Mitchell at the member of the public’s address along with his two year old Belgian Malinois Annie. After interviewing the owner, I took Annie to be checked over by a vet where thankfully it was found that she didn’t have any injuries.”

Following the court case, Chesney-Mitchell was disqualified from keeping dogs for two years and was ordered to carry out a 12-month community order which includes 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days. He was also ordered to carry out a further 100 hours of unpaid work, to pay £200 in costs and a £114 victim surcharge. Annia can now be rehomed.

“This was a shocking and completely unnecessary attack on this poor dog,” Beats says. “I’m glad this case has concluded and Annie can now find the loving forever home she deserves.”

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