Man accused of hitting dog with a stick faces charges

b12-1223 Court snatch Konrad Kocjan
b12-1223 Court snatch Konrad Kocjan

A man, who is accused of hitting a dog with a stick and throwing it against a wall, appeared in court this week.

Konrad Kocjan, of Hereford Road, Bedford, 30, appeared at Bedford Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with causing unnecessary suffering against a female bull terrier dog on five occasions.

The court heard that the RSPCA is accusing Mr Kocjan of abusing the dog at Jupiter Walk in Kempston on five unknown dates between May and July this year.

He is accused of beating it with a strap and throwing it against a wall, slamming the dog’s head against a wall, and beating it with a chain and also a stick.

Mr Kocjan was due to enter a plea, but the case was adjourned for three weeks until November 21, as an application for legal aid had been delayed. Mr Kocjan will return to court on that date at 2pm. He was released on unconditional bail.