#TheList Scott Bradley Doran, born c. 1988, most recently of Greyhound Farm Road, Speke, Liverpool L24 but with links to Runcorn, Cheshire – assaulted a terrified Staffy and dangled him off the edge of a bridge
Scott Doran was convicted of causing unnecessary cruelty after denying a charge of inflicting “blunt force trauma and physical violence” to the brindle Staffy, named Coban.
Habitual criminal Doran was filmed on CCTV assaulting the dog outside Costcutter on Northwich Road in Brookvale, Runcorn , on March 17, 2016.
North Cheshire Magistrates’ Court heard how Doran had been seen attacking Coban, resulting in an investigation led by RSPCA inspector Naomi Norris.
Local authority CCTV showing a “sustained and violent attack” on the dog.
In the clip, Doran can be seen outside the shop with the dog off the lead and no control over him.
As Doran walks away from shop the dog runs up to a family wagging his tail and it is then when Doran unleashes his attack.
The dog cowers on the floor as Doran picks him up and punches him.
He holds Coban up by the scruff of the neck with his feet off the floor and walks along violently shaking him.
The brutal attack then continues away from the view of the CCTV but a witness told how Doran continued to abuse the terrified pet, who was so frightened he defecated.
He then held the petrified dog over the railings of a footbridge.
Inspector Naomi Norris said: “This was a vicious and nasty attack on Coban who was clearly so terrified he can be seen cowering and the poor dog even defecated during the beating.
“Off camera the witness told how he continued to beat and kick the dog before holding him by the neck over the railings of a footbridge.”
Coban was seized the day after the attack and has since been re-homed by the RSPCA.
Doran, formerly of Cedar Avenue, Sutton Weaver, and Camelot Way, Runcorn, went on the run for two years and was arrested soon after a police car chase.
Sentencing: 12-month community order; fine and costs totalling £525; anger management course; rehabilitation requirement. Banned from keeping dogs for a mere five years.