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Bull terrier seized after attacking and killing another dog

The dog remains under the care of Norfolk Police. Credit: Norfolk Police.

Police have charged a woman after a Staffordshire bull terrier attacked and killed another dog in Great Yarmouth.

It happened yesterday afternoon (Sunday 4) on Marine Parade. Janette Wise, 52 from Victoria Road in the town was arrested at the scene and the dog was seized. She is due to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court later this month.

The dog remains under the care of Norfolk Police until the court date where a decision will be made about its future.

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22-year-old jailed for viciously beating dog on Essex train

The dog was pushed against the seat by the man's foot. Credit: British Transport Police

A 22-year-old man has been jailed for animal cruelty, after a dog was was viciously beaten on a train in Essex.

It happened on the Braintree to Witham service around 10.30pm on 10 October.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier was hung by his lead and then swung against the wall of the train.

The dog was then placed on the seat and pushed against the seat by the man's foot.

Kieran Milledge of no fixed address pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Magistrate's.

He's been sentenced to 21 weeks in prison for animal cruelty, as well as six months in prison for possession of a bladed weapon and banned from keeping animals.

Milledge’s cruel beating of his dog was simply inexcusable and I am pleased that he now has an indefinite ban from keeping animals.

He is now behind bars and I hope he spends his time in prison reflecting on the cruel way he abused his dog, Ronnie.”

– Police Sergeant Steven Maguire from British Transport Police

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22-year-old arrested after dog viciously beaten on train

The dog was pushed against the seat by the man's foot Credit: British Transport Police

A man has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty, after a dog was was viciously beaten on a train in Essex.

It happened on the Braintree to Witham service around 10.30pm on 10 October.

Police have launched an investigation after the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was hung by his lead and then swung against the wall of the train.

The dog was then placed on the seat and pushed against the seat by the man's foot.

A 22-year-old man from Chelmsford is in police custody as enquiries continue.

Cat thrown from window of Essex flat

The cat is being treated at a local veterinary surgery for a suspected broken pelvis Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a cat was thrown from the window of a second-storey flat in Essex.

The animal charity was called after a woman saw a person drop a black and white cat from the second-floor of a block of flats in Oxford Road, Clacton-on-Sea.

The cat, a one-year-old male, was found staggering and limping in the area and was captured. He was not microchipped and is now being treated at a local veterinary surgery for a suspected broken pelvis.

“To drop a cat from such a height is such an unthinkably cruel act and I would like to find this person and hold them accountable for the suffering they have caused to this poor cat.”

– Inspector Adam Jones, RSPCA

Police dog Finn could soon be back to work following stabbing

Finn. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A Hertfordshire police dog that got injured chasing a suspect last month could be back to work by the end of the year.

German Shepherd Finn was stabbed in the head and chest while responding to reports of a robbery in Stevenage on October 4.

The seven-year-old canine was rushed to the vets, where he underwent a life-saving operation. Despite the severity of his wounds, Finn refused to let go of the suspect. A teenager was been charged with criminal damage.

His handler PC Dave Wardell also received a stab wound to the hand.

A proposed law for police animals to be given the same status as officers was debated in parliament earlier this week.

“Finn’s recovery is going really well. He has been officially discharged from the vet and he’s getting stronger. He is now allowed three lots of 45 minutes’ exercise each day. Next week, we’ll be increasing that to one hour, three times a day.

“Then he should be able to start training to return to work. It’s all about building his muscles back up. All being well, he should be back working in mid-December.”

– PC Wardell, Hertfordshire Police
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