This is the shocking minute a police officer punched a Springer Spaniel pup 4 times in his garden and yelled ‘you little b ******’ after it went to the toilet on his lounge carpet.
Greater Manchester Authorities sergeant Martin Dunn, 48, from Meltham, who earns ₤ 44,000 a year, lost his mood and punched the five-month-old spring spaniel 3 or four times in the property’s garden on the night of March 14.
The traumatic video footage was played this afternoon in front of a hushed courtroom at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.
In the shocking video, which appears to have been tape-recorded by a neighbour, a guy can be heard shouting inside a home before Dunn storms into the garden and punches the trembling dog.
Greater Manchester Police sergeant Martin Dunn, 48, (envisioned) lost his mood and punched five-month-old Springer Spaniel Frank in March
The puppy can be heard yelping several times as Dunn continues to deliver blows to it.
Prosecutor Charles MacRae informed District Judge Sue Bouch the offender who had actually been consuming when the offence happened had actually pleaded guilty to an offense of animal cruelty at an earlier hearing.
He stated he might be heard shouting and swearing at it.
He said the pet dog was taken a look at first by a vet, Dr Sean Taylor, and then later by David Ryan, an expert in the field of canine behaviour.
In his report Mr Ryan stated that in performing his evaluation: ‘When I screamed at Frank he reacted with extreme worry suggesting that he had actually found out to fear such behaviour.’
He added: ‘Punching a canine repeatedly is not suitable training.’
Mr MacRae called for the animal to be rehomed by the RSPCA stating ‘any contact in between Dunn and Frank would be destructive. He took it upon himself to chastise it.’
He included that there was ‘a clear loss of control and excessive use of force even if he did not mean to chastise the pet dog.’
In the shocking video, which appears to have been tape-recorded by a neighbour, a man can be heard shouting inside a house prior to Dunn storms into the garden and punches the cring pet dog
A spokeswoman for probation stated: ‘He is deeply embarrassed. On the day of the event when he saw the puppy had made a mess he saw red.’
She added that the officer had actually been involved in the horrible occasions at Manchester Arena in 2017 and has actually been struggling with PTSD ‘however without realising it.’
The defendant had now been referred for treatment by Occupational Health.
In mitigation, Sarah Barlow, said: ‘In this case there are a variety of tension factors that came together on that night that caused him to act as he did.
‘ He hung his head in shame when he saw the video. It was a total one-off.’
She said his task which saw him patrolling Manchester Airport ‘needs that at all times he is under control of his actions.
‘ As a firearms officer he has a terrific responsibility. In short he can’t think that he behaved as he did.
‘ No reasons are produced it. This is the only event when he has acted in any method like this.
‘ The effects of experiencing what he did at Manchester Arena affected him extremely deeply. So typically law enforcement officer do not obtain themselves of counselling fearing it will impact how they are viewed.’
Dog behaviour expert David Ryan stated when screamed at, Frank revealed ‘severe fear showing that he had actually found out to fear such behaviour.’
She said he was also involved in a ‘dreadful neighbour conflict’ and was intending to offer the house he showed his partner.
She stated it implied he ‘can’t unwind either at work or in the house.’ There were also concerns with the custody of his son.
District Judge Bouch sentenced him to a 12 months neighborhood order with 120 hours of unpaid work decreased from 180 due to the fact that of his guilty plea.
He was also disqualified for 5 years from keeping any animals apart from a lizard-type, Leopard Gheko.
In addition he was informed to pay court expenses of ₤ 85 and a surcharge of ₤ 95 within 28 days.
It was uncertain precisely what would occur to Frank as the court heard the pet’s ownership is contested.
When Dunn was charged by West Yorkshire Cops a Greater Manchester Authorities representative stated: ‘Authorities Sergeant Dunn is currently on restricted duties and the matter has been described Greater Manchester Authorities’s Professional Standards Branch.’