A man has been banned from keeping pets after he kicked his dog in the head. 

Harry Booth, 27, of Dalebury Road in Tooting, appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (November 8). 

He pleaded guilty to one count of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and one count of affray. 

The court heard that in Brighton on May 17 last year he kicked a rottweiler to the head. 

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The incident of affray took place on the same day during an altercation with train staff. 

The court was told that Booth used his dog as a weapon during that incident. 

Booth was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. 

He was also disqualified from keeping pets for two years and the rottweiler was confiscated from him.