South East Wales

Barry man fined £500 for firing catapult at two dogs

CCTV of the incident Image copyright RSPCA

A man from Barry has been fined £500 for firing at two dogs with a catapult, a court has heard.

Stephen Charles Hammond, 60, admitted one animal welfare offence at Cardiff Crown Court.

He went into a garden in Barry last September and fired a catapult at two Jack Russell terriers, who were not injured, the court was told.

The RSPCA described CCTV footage of the incident as "shocking" and said the dogs looked frightened.

Hammond was also ordered to pay £300 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge.