BY YANN TEAR
A man has been jailed and banned from keeping animals for life after he was found guilty of kicking his four-month-old puppy to death.
Jibriel Guled, of Barclay Close, Cassidy Road, Fulham was sentenced last Wednesday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court following a trial on May 1.
He was previously found guilty of four offences for causing unnecessary suffering to a Staffordshire bull terrier, called Bibi, by the infliction of physical abuse, namely blunt force trauma.
The RSPCA and police attended the property on June 23, 2018 following a call to 999.
The four-month-old Staffie Bibi was already dead and RSPCA Inspector Mike Beaman, who investigated, collected her body which had been placed in a wicker basket and wrapped in blankets.
Inspector Beaman said: “This was an extremely sad case involving a young dog whose life was cut short far too soon.
“Myself and the police attended the property in June last year after the police received an emotional 999 call from someone claiming Guled had kicked the dog.
“Poor Bibi would have experienced extreme pain and suffering from this physical abuse which we now believe was inflicted on her over a period of months.”
Guled said in court that the bed inside the property had collapsed on top of Bibi and this had caused her injuries and killed her.
A post-mortem of the dog’s body revealed that there were also three historical injuries of blunt force trauma to the dog’s body which occurred between May and June before the final incident which led to her death.
Guled was sentenced to a 26-week custodial sentence in total for the four charges.
He was also banned from keeping all animals for life and ordered to pay £1,000 in costs.