Essex Police have confirmed that a 28-year-old man from Colchester has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and possession of cannabis.
The news of the charge comes after police confirmed that they attended an incident in Blackthorn Avenue, Colchester on January 23 during which one of their police dogs was injured.
Niall Martin, 28 from Stalin Road, Colchester is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on June 4 where he will also face a further charge of breach of a domestic violence protection order in an unrelated incident.
No further details of the incident involving the police dog have been released by Essex Police.
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