#TheList Nathan James Kendrick, born c. 1993, of Wheatsheaf Lane, Gwersyllt, Wrexham LL11 – threw a Yorkshire terrier-type dog out of a first-floor window during an argument with his former partner
Habitual criminal Nathan Kendrick, whose 21 previous convictions include common assault, grievous bodily harm and drug dealing, hurled the helpless dog out of a bedroom window in front of his former partner Lucy Lewis and her two children. Miraculously the dog was uninjured.
Kendrick had been in an “on/off” relationship with Ms Lewis which she broke off two weeks before the incident.
When she went to collect her son from a nearby playing field, Kendrick followed them home and took the dog off the lead and said he was “going to hang the dog on Gwersyllt railway station”.
When she rang Kendrick later he told her it was “dead”.
She went round to his house and watched as Kendrick threw the dog from the bedroom window.
He then came out of his property and attacked Ms Lewis, almost pushing her in front of an oncoming vehicle.
In January 2019 Kendrick received an 18-week sentence for the attack on Ms Lewis and a further 18 weeks to run concurrently for causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.
Kendrick’s barrister, Matthew Curtis, argued that his client had been treated harshly and a community sentence would have been more appropriate.
Curtis said: “There were a number of pushes on his former partner, but this was of lower culpability and the starting point is a medium-level community order,” said Mr Curtis
However, the judge said the custodial sentence reflected that Ms Lewis had been targeted and was in fear of suffering serious injury, adding that it was “more in luck that the dog was not maimed or killed”.
He described Kendrick as “controlling” and said that his “antecedents show a worrying lack of control and threatening behaviour and violence.”