This video shows the horrific moment a man was caught punching a dog in the face.
The sickening video shows Robert Black, 51, hitting his dog several times in the face with “significant cruelty” and “no concern for its welfare.”
The horrific act took place on December 21, 2018, where Black, of Parsons Close, Newbury, was seen on CCTV with two dogs in Victoria Park.
Reading Magistrates’ Court heard how after striking his dog five times while gripping it tightly by the collar, Black then put the dog on a lead and walked off through the park.
Police were notified of the incident and carried out an area search before locating Black, arresting him and seizing both of his dogs under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Fortunately, the dog which was punched by Black was not injured during the attack.
Both of his dogs have since been rehomed.
Black was found guilty of one count of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, November 12.
He was sentenced to a total of 23 weeks’ imprisonment and made to pay a £115 victim surcharge.
He has also been banned from owning animals for 10 years.
Investigating officer, PC David Burleigh, based at Abingdon police station, said: “Black demonstrated significant cruelty to his dog by punching it several times in the face, with no concern for its welfare.
“This behaviour is clearly totally unacceptable for a pet owner and I am pleased that not only has he received a prison sentence for his actions, but that he has been banned from owning animals for the next 10 years.
“We take reports such as these seriously and will look to investigate and take action against anyone who carries out this type of offence.”