#TheList Daniel Cheslin, aged 22, of no fixed abode, Smiths Wood, Birmingham, smashed his dog’s teeth in lift attack as girlfriend Jade Louise Bellingham (aka Jade Alders), born 13/10/1996, of De Montfort House, Shirrall Grove, Birmingham B37 6JR, laughed
This video footage captures the shocking moment Daniel Cheslin pulled his dog Rudy into a lift so hard that the dog’s front teeth were smashed.
After the vicious attack Cheslin’s girlfriend, Jade Bellingham, was seen smiling and laughing on CCTV.
The camera also recorded other acts of cruelty inflicted on Rudy.
A CCTV operator alerted the RSPCA to the lift attack in a block of flats.
There were three clips from the lift’s CCTV.
The first showed Cheslin and Bellingham going into the lift and the defendant kicking and slapping Rudy, before punching him on the back.
Further footage from July 9 shows the couple in the lift with another man.
“Cheslin then pulls the dog so that he seems to lift off from the floor,” said Sarah Pratt, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court.
“He hits the back of the lift with such force it causes the CCTV camera to shake,”
Other clips show the defendant pushing hard down on Rudy’s hindquarters and repeatedly tapping his nose.
Cheslin was also captured punching Rudy on the top of his head.
Miss Pratt said when Rudy was later examined a veterinary surgeon found he had lost two of her front teeth, which was consistent with what happened in the lift.
The animal also had an injury to his head and a blood-shot eye likely to have been caused by a strike or a punch.
The court heard that Cheslin had also carried out acts of cruelty to a bull mastiff puppy called John, whom he and Bellingham had been looking after.
A couple living in the block had heard John yelp” when Cheslin and Bellingham argued. They had also seen Cheslin pick the puppy up by the skin of his neck before dropping him on the ground and then rubbing his face in urine.
Cheslin would also make John sit on a chair and not allow him to move and had punched the dog in the ribs.
In passing sentence on Cheslin, Judge Jonathan Gosling said: “This dog was gratuitously ill-treated by the defendant. He accepted assaulting it on numerous occasions.
“Rudy was a passive and even-tempered dog and despite that, the defendant was wantonly cruel.”
Ian Gold, for Cheslin, said: “He has a number of personal problems not the least of which are depression and anxiety as well as anger management.”
Sentencing: Cheslin was jailed for 12 months and banned from keeping any animal for 15 years (expires October 2033). Bellingham was given a 12-month community order after admitting failing to intervene to stop Cheslin injuring the puppy.