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Man Who Punched and Kicked Dog ‘May’ Face Jail

A man is facing jail for a drunken attack on his pet Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Manchester Evening News reports John Martell, 40, of Mulberry Court flats in Salford, lashed out in the communal lift of his block of flats, where he repeatedly stamped, kicked and punched his dog.
CCTV footage captured the incident back in April 2008, when a security guard seen the attack and quickly alerted police.
David McCormick, prosecuting, said RSPCA officers accompanied police to the flat where they confiscated the dog.
He said “The defendant appeared to be under the influence of drink. He said he slapped the dog because it urinated in the lift”.
Reports from the court said magistrates were shown the shocking evidence of Martell staggering before he punched, kicked and stamped on the dog before eventually dragging the dog out of the lift by its lead. Whilst the CCTV footage was played in the courts, Martell buried [...]

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