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Video: Gravesend dog abuser Jordan Kearsley sentenced for violent attack on German shepherd in Gordon Parade
GRAPHIC CCTV footage of a man repeatedly kicking and stamping on a dog in a Gravesend park has led to a teenager being banned from keeping animals for five years.
Unemployed 18-year-old Jordan Kearsley, formerly of Royal Pier Road in Gravesend, beat his father’s elderly German shepherd Blaze in Gordon Parade in May.
The attack was caught on CCTV, and a Doberman he was also walking was not harmed.
Footage also shows Kearsley being arrested and the dogs being taken away from him. The RSPCA said Blaze, thankfully, was not badly injured.
Dartford magistrates heard on Monday (September 17) that Kearsley’s father was shown the footage and said his son could never have contact with the dogs again.
Kearsley has now moved to Wellbeck Road in Sutton, south London, with his mother and the dogs were returned to his father.
After pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, he was sentenced to 12 weeks in custody – suspended for 18 months.
He was also ordered to attend a senior attendance centre and pay £750 costs. Additionally, he was made subject to a curfew from 8.30pm to 6am for 12 weeks and disqualified from keeping animals for five years.
RSPCA inspector Vikki Dawe said: “This video footage was heartbreaking to see. This poor elderly dog was being kicked and stamped on. The violence was horrific.”