Auchinleck, East Ayrshire: John Robertson

#TheList John Robertson, born c. 1978, most recently of Auchinleck KA18 – battered a bulldog to death with a rolling pin

Dog killer John Robertson of Auchinleck and victim Gus
Bulldog Gus (pictured) was bludgeoned to death by John Robertson

Former prison officer John Robertson was jailed for 18 months for a horrific campaign of domestic violence during which he bludgeoned the family pet over the head with a rolling pin.

Dog killer John Robertson of Auchinleck

One victim described how “manipulative and controlling” Robertson attacked the dog, known as Gus, as he ran into the room and then laughed and joked about what he had done.

Dog killer John Robertson of Auchinleck

They said: “There was blood all over the walls and kids were screaming. He was out of control. How could you kill an innocent animal?”

Robertson was found guilty of seven assault charges including causing unnecessary suffering to the dog in 2016.

Dog killer John Robertson of Auchinleck

He admitted slapping child victims on the head, pinning them to walls and punching them on the body. One boy was grabbed by the body and had his head struck against a door.

Robertson also hit a one-year-old girl and floored her, and flung a child through the air.

No ban on keeping animals was imposed by the court.

Sentencing: 18 months in prison.

The Sun

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