A HAMPSHIRE man who repeatedly beat, kicked and threw a small dog has admitted animal cruelty.

Andrew Robert Ide, 23, of Waterloo Road, Havant was seen mistreating a small terrier-type dog named Roxy.

A series of filmed clips were shared with the RSPCA who began an investigation.

One clip captured Ide kicking Roxy before later applying pressure through his foot as he stands on her nose.

In another he is seen standing on her neck with his right foot.

Further footage showed Ide carrying the small black dog by the scruff of her neck in his left hand while holding the muzzle area of the dog’s face with his right hand.

She then squeals as she is thrown onto the patio floor, and is whimpering as she lays on her front on the ground.

Another clip shows him use his right leg to kick Roxy’s face before walking away again.

Alongside the 24-month disqualification, Ide was ordered to carry out a 12-month community order with 250 hours unpaid work and 16 rehabilitation activity requirement (RAR) days.

He must also pay £200 court costs and a £95 victim surcharge. He was sentenced in Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on March 16.

RSPCA Inspector Hannah Nixon, who investigated for the animal welfare charity, said:“ Causing unnecessary suffering to an animal is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act and the use of physical punishments has been shown to jeopardize the physical and mental health of dogs and cause suffering.”

Roxy was signed over into the care of the RSPCA and has since been found a new home.