Jail threat for dog killer teen

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A TEENAGER faces jail after committing one of the most horrific animal cruelty offences in city history.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, picked up a dog while it was being walked by its owner and threw it from a bridge on to a busy road.

Harry the Jack Russell suffered such serious injuries that he had to be put to sleep by a vet.

This week Milton Keynes magistrates heard how the teenager admitted his crime – which he blames on drink and cannabis – and they adjourned the case until next month for sentencing.

The bench has the power to grant a maximum of six months’ imprisonment for a single offence and/or a fine of up to £5,000.

At an earlier hearing they heard how the bare-chested teenager and two friends demanded money from Harry’s owner Kevin Wilding in July last year.

When Mr Wilding refused, the teenager grabbed seven-year-old Harry, lifted him above his head and threw him over the side of the bridge above the busy V8 Marlborough Street.

A motorist managed to swerve but Harry suffered head injuries causing brain damage and blindness.