A man has been sent to prison after being convicted of committing several animal cruelty offences.
Stefan Wallace, 25 [14.04.95] of Whalebone Lane South, Dagenham, appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 11 November where he was sentenced to six months imprisonment.
Wallace was initially arrested by officers from East Area Command on Thursday, 1 October for having a machete in a public place.
During his arrest, Wallace made comments about ‘butchering’ a cat.
During further enquiries officers, in partnership with mental health professionals, viewed disturbing footage found on a flash drive at Wallace’s address that showed him torturing a cat with spray paint before finally killing it.
At one point during the evil attack on the defenceless animal, Wallace took his mask off to adjust the camera clearly showing his identity.
The sadist was apparently seen to ‘take pleasure’ from inflicting misery and pain on the cat.
Police now fear Wallace has played a ‘sinister part’ in the deaths of a number of animals.
PC Tony Kiddle of the East Area Command Wildlife Unit said:
“The footage found at Wallace’s address was disturbing in the extreme.
“During the filming, he removes his mask to adjust the camera, clearly confirming his identity.
“Given the vast number of ways that domestic pets, roaming freely, can come to harm, it would be difficult to put a number of the level of his offending.
“But, given the content of his home footage, I believe that it is likely that he has played a sinister part in the deaths of a number of animals as in recent years.
“Wallace has exhibited horrifyingly cruel behaviour and it is reassuring to know that he has been removed to a place where he can cause no further harm to beloved pets.”
Anyone concerned that an animal has been, or is in danger of being harmed, should contact the RSPCA in the first instance.
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