Thursday, November 10, 2011

John Nesbitt, 62, and Linda Jones, 51, threw their pet dog into the sea - 10th Nov 2011

A couple were caught on camera repeatedly throwing their pet dog into the sea, a court heard.

John Nesbitt, 62, and Linda Jones, 51, hurled their four year old terrier dog called Jess into the sea from a slipway at Exmouth, Devon.

Jess narrowly missed smacking her head and feet on the concrete just below the surface of the sea as she twisted in the air. She was thrown in at least four times.

The court heard that the couple were photographed by eye witness James Clews, 24.

Jones and Nesbitt, both from Exmouth, Devon, were convicted of a charge of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. The couple claimed they were just trying to keep their pet cool during a hot day in April. Read More