Thug smashed dog’s teeth in lift attack as girlfriend laughed
This is the shocking moment a thug pulled his dog into a lift so hard that its front teeth were smashed.
And after the vicious attack the girlfriend of pet owner Daniel Cheslin was seen smiling and laughing on CCTV, Birmingham Crown Court was told.
The camera also recorded other acts of cruelty inflicted on the Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Rudy.
It was last July that a CCTV operator alerted the RSPCA to the lift attack in a block of flats in Smiths Wood.
The footage was taken at Bedford House, Sanda Croft, where homeless Cheslin was staying with his girlfriend, Jade Bellingham.
There were three clips from the lift CCTV.
The first showed Cheslin and Bellingham going into the lift and the defendant kicking and slapping the dog, before punching it on the back.
Further footage from 9th July show the couple in the lift with another man.
“Cheslin then pulls the dog so that he seems to lift off from the floor,” said Sarah Pratt, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court.
“He hits the back of the lift with such force it causes the CCTV camera to shake,”
Cheslin, 22, was also captured punching Rudy on the top of his head.
Miss Pratt said when Rudy was later examined a veterinary surgeon found it had lost two of its front teeth, which was consistent with what happened in the lift.
The animal also had an injury to its head and a blood-shot eye likely to have been caused by a strike or a punch.
The court heard that Cheslin had also carried out acts of cruelty to a Bull Mastiff puppy called John, that he and his girlfriend had been looking after.
A couple living in the block had heard the dog “yelp” when the two of them argued. They had also seen Cheslin pick the puppy up by the skin of its neck before dropping it on the ground and then rubbing its face in urine.
Cheslin would also make the Bull Mastiff sit on a chair and not allow it to move and had punched the dog in the ribs.
Cheslin previously pleaded guilty to two charges of animal cruelty, was jailed for 12 months and banned from keeping any animal for 15 years.
Bellingham had earlier been handed a 12 month community order after admitting failing to intervene to stop Cheslin injuring the Bull Mastiff puppy.
In passing sentence Judge Jonathan Gosling said: “This dog was gratuitously ill treated by the defendant. He accepted assaulting it on numerous occasions.
“Rudy was a passive and even tempered dog and despite that the defendant was wantonly cruel.”
Ian Gold, for, Cheslin, said: “He has a number of personal problems not the least of which are depression and anxiety as well as anger management.”
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