#TheList gypsy traveller Micky Smith of Sutton Lane, Langley, Slough SL3 – used a catapult to fire a rock at the face of a cocker spaniel he was trying to steal from a garden
In September 2013 Smith attempted to steal pedigree dogs from a property on the Elvendon Priory Estate, Goring. CCTV captured the thug approaching the doors to the kennel. When one of the dogs started barking, Smith used a catapult to fire a rock at her face. Thankfully the 5-year-old golden cocker spaniel wasn’t badly injured. Not that Smith cared one way or another.
The dog’s owner called the attack “absolutely disgusting”.
He said that Smith – a career criminal with several convictions to his name for burglary and violence – had “got away with it” adding “It doesn’t send out the correct message. He should have been locked up for five years.”
Sentence: Smith was fined £110 and ordered to pay £100 compensation, a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
CCTV footage: YouTube