Dog death charge

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A 31-year-old man has been accused in court of kicking and punching a Jack Russell terrier to its “injury and death”.

Matthew Hammond, a stable lad, of Craig, Westerkirk, is alleged to have caused unnecessary suffering to the two-year-old dog in Thomas Telford Road, Langholm last Tuesday.

The case at Dumfries Sheriff Court was continued without plea for four weeks at the request of Hammond’s solicitor for further investigation.

He was allowed bail with a condition that he must not have sole care of any animal unless under the supervision of another competent adult.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:03AM
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