THIS is the shocking moment a police officer PUNCHES a puppy and yells "you little b*****d" after it pooed on his carpet.
Sergeant Martin Dunn, 48, based at Manchester Airport, can be seen battering the frightened dog as it yelped in pain.
The firearms officer has now been sentenced for animal cruelty after he "saw red" and hit the springer spaniel three or four times in his garden.
Prosecutor Charles MacRae said Dunn had been drinking when the offence took place at around 10:30pm on March 14.
He could be heard shouting and swearing at the dog beforehand – after the five-month-old pup pooed on his living room carpet.
The dog was examined initially by a vet, Dr Sean Taylor, and then later by David Ryan, a specialist in the field of canine behaviour, Mr Macrae said.
In his report Mr Ryan said that in carrying out his assessment: "When I shouted at Frank he reacted with extreme fear" indicating that he had learnt to fear such behaviour.
At the hearing, Dunn, from Kirklees in West Yorks., pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty.
Mr MacRae called for the pet to be rehomed by the RSPCA saying "any contact between Dunn and Frank would be detrimental. He took it upon himself to chastise it."
He added that there was "a clear loss of control and excessive use of force even if he did not intend to chastise the dog."
District Judge Bouch sentenced him to a 12 months community order with 120 hours of unpaid work reduced from 180 because of his guilty plea.
He was also disqualified for five years from keeping any animals apart from a lizard-type, Leopard Gheko.
In addition, he was told to pay court costs of £85 and a surcharge of £95 within 28 days.
A spokeswoman for the Probation Service said: "He is deeply ashamed. On the day of the event when he saw the puppy had made a mess he saw red."
She added that the officer had been involved in the terrible events at Manchester Arena in 2017 and has been suffering from PTSD "without realising it."
The defendant had now been referred for treatment by Occupational Health.
In mitigation, Sarah Barlow, said: "In this case there are a number of stress factors that came together on that evening that caused him to behave as he did.
"He hung his head in shame when he saw the video. It was a complete one-off."
When Sgt Dunn was charged by West Yorkshire Police, a Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "Police Sergeant Dunn is currently on restricted duties and the matter has been referred to Greater Manchester Police's Professional Standards Branch."
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