The dog owner who violently abused his dog on an Essex train traveling from Braintree and Witham October 10 has been sentenced to jail for animal cruelty. According to the East Anglian Daily Times, Kieran Milledge, 22, admitted animal cruelty at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on Friday and has been sentenced to 21 weeks in jail and is also banned from keeping animals for life.
Milledge was videoed on the train’s closed circuit television as he swung his Staffordshire bull terrier, named Ronnie by his leash, slammed the dog against the wall of the train and then shoved his foot against the dog’s face on the train seat. The dog was so frightened he defecated on the seat and the wall of the train. The crew of the train originally began an investigation after they were forced to cancel the train because of the mess.
In addition to the 21 weeks in jail for animal cruelty, Milledge was also sentenced to six months for possession of a bladed article and another eight weeks for a breached suspended sentence. It is expected the heartless dog owner will spend the next eight months behind bars.
Tragically, police have confirmed Ronnie died a few days after the horrendous attack.
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(Photo of Essex train via PA screenshot ITV Report)