Man Who Threw Dog to its Death From 10th Floor, Gets Just Two Months in Prison

A 24 year old man from Southend-on-sea has been jailed for two months today for throwing his Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog out of his sitting room window on the tenth floor of a block of flats.

The incident happened at 0300 on January 18. James Bray of Pantile Avenue in Southend admitted killing the dog by throwing it out of the window because it had bared its teeth at him.

He claimed that Beano, a male brindle Staffy around two years old, had been ‘playing up’ by urinating on his carpet earlier in the day so he had tied him up in the bathroom for four hours.

When Beano was released Bray claimed the dog had been aggressive so he tossed him out of the window.

He then called the police to tell them he had done it and they found Beano’s body on the ground at the base of the flats – he had died on impact.

Bray had owned Beano for two months.

He was jailed for two months and sentenced to a further two months on community licence. He was fined £500 and given a life ban on keeping any animal.

RSPCA inspector Matt Gough said: “It is inexplicable that someone would do this, even if the dog had attacked him there is no excuse for throwing it out of the window.

“We are pleased that the magistrates have given him a lifetime ban on keeping animals.”

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