Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire: Kristian Johnson

#TheList Kristian John Johnson, born 19/04/1985, of Holme Terrace, Mytholmroyd HX7 5EX – subjected a dog to a 15-minute violent attack during which he threw an empty vodka bottle at him and hit him on the face with it.

Social media images of dog abuser Kristian Johnson

Magistrates heard how Kristian Johnson physically abused and inflicted blunt force trauma to his cross breed male dog Reggie in New Road, on October 8 2014.

Andrew Davidson, prosecuting, said witness heard a high-pitched whelp and initially thought a dog had been run over.

The court heard how one witness looked out of the window and saw Johnson and Reggie, who was described as cowering as his owner walked towards him.

“The defendant kicked the dog with force and admitted a high pitch scream and sounded like it was being murdered,” said Mr Davidson.

The court then heard how Johnson emptied a bottle of vodka before throwing it and hitting Reggie on the side of the face before he ran off over the bridge towards the Dusty Miller pub.

Social media image of dog abuser Kristian Johnson

Witnesses said they then saw Johnson approach Reggie who was screaming before his owner had even got to him and then squeezed his neck on four occasions. It was at this point people remonstrated with Johnson before the defendant walked off.

Johnson pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. He was due to be sentenced on 31 March 2015 but no details are available.

Sentencing: unknown

Hebden Bridge Times