#TheList: Alexander David Arrol (DoB 23/06/1988) of Waverley Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire – threw a Jack Russell terrier named Max from the window of a second-floor flat, causing him to have a leg amputated
The court heard that Arrol had been asked to leave a party a short time before launching his callous attack on the helpless dog. Max was taken for treatment to a local vet where he was found to have head trauma and wasn’t able to support weight on his right hind leg. The leg later had to be amputated.
Arrol pleaded guilty to causing the dog unnecessary suffering, in breach of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006, by throwing him through the window to his severe injury on February 27, 2017.
He also admitted a charge of culpably and recklessly breaking the window and throwing a television set and other unspecified items onto the street below.
Arrol’s lawyer told the court that his client – a career criminal with 55 previous convictions – suffered from anxiety and depression.
Sentence: Arrol was jailed for 10 months for the offences, reduced from a year as he admitted his guilt.
The Gazette 28/05/2017