Thug punched and kicked dog because it had gone to the toilet inside his flat

A heartless thug lashed out at his terrified pet dog after it had 'gone to the toilet' inside his flat.  

Callous Adam Wardle, 23, was captured on CCTV attacking Bobby, a three-year-old Mastiff cross, with a mop behind a bin store. 


The video shows brutish Wardle first dragging Bobby off the floor on his lead, while punching him outside his former flat in Barnsley.

He then yanks the cowering pet towards a bin before briefly pausing his assault while a pedestrian walks past. 

But as soon as the man is gone, Wardle continues with his relentless attack, kicking Bobby and hitting the dog with a mop, leaving it bloodied and bruised.

The attack left the three-year-old pooch's face, elbows and hocks bruised and the pet also suffered a cut on its left eye.

Postal workers reported seeing the dog being beaten outside the property on April 25 this year and they had seen a man walking away.

South Yorkshire Police then went to the accommodation block opposite and discovered the footage.

RSPCA inspector Vannessa Reid accompanied a police officer to Wardle's home, where he admitted the attack.

When asked why he'd attacked the defenceless dog, Wardle told them: 'He (Bobby) toileted inside and I got angry.

'Then he did it again and I got doubly angry and that's what you've seen.'

The inspector then took Bobby to the vets, where he was checked over and treated with painkillers.

Barnsley Magistrates' Court heard how a vet found several bruises to the dog's face, elbows and hocks, while Bobby also had a small cut on his left eye.

In mitigation, the court was told the defendant had not received his medication to treat his mental health condition and, finding himself 'in a dark place', took it out on the dog.

It was said Wardle, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. was 'thoroughly ashamed' of his actions and had swiftly signed the dog over into the care of the RSPCA.

Wardle, who pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the dog, was banned from keeping animals for 10 years during the hearing on October 11.

Magistrates told Wardle his prolonged attack on the animal was a 'horrendous' offence.

As well as the 10-year ban, they placed him under a 12-month community service order.

Wardle, who no longer lives at the address where the attack took place, was also told to pay costs of £400 and a victim surcharge of £95.

Bobby has remained in the care of the RSPCA and will be rehomed, the charity confirmed.