Oldbury, West Midlands: Richard Cheshire

#TheList Richard James Cheshire (deceased), born 1982, of Beeches Road, West Bromwich B70 6HH – captured on CCTV kicking and stamping on his dog during a drunken rampage

Cheshire, who claimed in court to be an animal lover, was seen throwing bull terrier-cross Pablo across the floor, kicking him, stamping on his head and spitting on him.

The unemployed drunk was also seen chasing the dog into a lift where the animal ‘cowered and whimpered’ as his owner continued the beating and gave a thumbs up to the camera.

Part of the 30-minute recording of the assault in the communal area of Cheshire’s block of flats in Oldbury, West Midlands, was shown to magistrates who spared him a jail sentence.

As he left court in Birmingham he shouted to magistrates: ‘I want you to know, I love animals.’

Sukhdip Randhawa, defending, said Cheshire, who admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a dog, took Pablo in as a stray just a week before September’s attack.

He said his client was on ‘a bit of a bender’ during the incident and could not remember any of it.

‘He is an animal lover and would like to own a pet again in the future,’ he added.

Sentencing:
12-month community order with 120 hours of unpaid work. Banned from keeping animals for life but can apply to have the ban lifted after just two years.

Metro
BirminghamLive

2019 update: in August 2019 BirminghamLive reported that Richard James Cheshire had died after being knocked down by a car. Karma’s a bitch, eh?