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.Luckily, a guy taking photographs captured the whole thing, giving these ‘Deliverance’ extras very little wiggle room…
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.
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.Such a hot day, the two inbreds can clearly be seen wearing massive coats.
Really? You mean, they couldn’t possibly extrapolate that from the angle of the sloping causewa…
Prosecutor Clifford Howard said: ‘Both of them accepted that the dog called Jess was thrown into the sea by them. However they claimed they were cooling her down because she was hot.’
Mr Howard said beneath the water was a concrete slipway but said the couple would not know how shallow the water was at the point and where the solid concrete was under the sea.
*looks again at pictures*
Ah, fair one. Probably not. They look like they have trouble with any reasoning task you might expect a higher primate to manage.
Jones told the magistrates: ‘I am so angry. I know the sea like the back of my hand. I just want my baby back.’Thank god you didn’t mean that literally!
Jones told police in her interview: ‘I did not throw the dog in the water, Mr Nesbitt did. I could not have thrown her into the sea, I couldn't pick her up, she is too heavy to throw into the sea.Errrr, but the pictures..?
‘She was just going in for a swim - to wetten her.’
But later she admitted: ‘I did throw her into the sea’ but said she 'plopped' her in./facepalm
Jones said: ‘All my dogs go into the sea. The water was clear, it was not dangerous. It was a lovely hot day in April. I would gladly do it again. ’Heh! The prosecution didn’t need to work overtime on this one, did they?
Mind you, nor did the defence:
Defence lawyer Jeremy Tricks did not call either defendant to give evidence.I’m really not surprised…