Police charge man after incident involving dogs in Sydney CBD

A man has been charged following an investigation by police into allegations of animal cruelty and malicious damage in the Sydney CBD on Tuesday night.

About 10pm (Tuesday 3 December 2019), a woman was walking her two dogs – Sootie and Timmy – in The Rocks area, when she sat at a bench on the corner of Argyle and Kent Streets.

The woman’s dogs rushed towards the dog of a man, who was also walking on Kent Street, before the man intervened.

Following an interaction and a verbal confrontation where the man was allegedly verbally aggressive towards the woman, he allegedly grabbed the woman’s phone and threw it on the ground, stomping on it before walking away.

One of her dogs, Sootie, had the front row of its teeth knocked out during the interaction and the woman attended The Rocks Police Station to report the incident.

Following the release of an image, about 6.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 4 December 2019), a 63-year-old man was arrested on Kent Street, Millers Point.

He was taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with malicious damage and offensive behaviour.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 8 January 2020.

Police have been told the injured dog, Sootie, is expected to make a full recovery.

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