Teen pleads guilty to swinging a chihuahua in the air

Alfie Loft's solicitor said he was trying to encourage the dog to walk by pulling on its lead when it lifted in to the air for the first time.

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Teen caught swinging dog to pay owner compensation

The judge accepted Alfie Loft's "genuine remorse", adding:

He did this in a very public way which was distressing and alarming for members of the public to observe.

– Carolyn Mellanby, District Judge

Loft, from Hatfield in Hertfordshire, was ordered to pay £250 compensation to the owner of the dog, £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge. A 12- week curfew between the hours of 9pm and 6am at his mother's home is to stop him from drinking alcohol.

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