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    Banbury man jailed for throwing dog out third floor window

    NewsAnimal CrueltyMonday 05 March 2012
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    A man who killed a dog by throwing it from a third floor window has been jailed.
    Oliver Thomas, 28, of Middleton Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison.
     
    He admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the dog called Freddie, which suffered a "painful death".
    Thomas had been drinking at a friend's flat when he carried out the act last September, Banbury Magistrates' Court was told.
     
    RSPCA inspector Kirsty Withnall said police were nearby at the time and heard the window smash and the six-year old Bichon Frise hit the ground.

    'No remorse'

    She said: "This was an unprovoked, deliberate act of cruelty which resulted in the dog dying. He definitely did suffer. He was still alive when he hit the ground after falling some 50ft.
     
    "At no point has Oliver Thomas shown any signs of remorse whatsoever".
    She described Freddie as a "beloved pet, adored by his owner".
     
    Thomas has been banned for life from owning animals.
     
    Source: BBC News
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