UPDATE @ 10:00 am
Brett Simpson didn’t appear in Southport Court this morning, after being accused of kicking his dog in a viral video on the Gold Coast.
The 32-year-old was charged with one count of animal cruelty.
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His case has been adjourned until May 14.
RSPCA Prosecution Officer, Tracey Jackson believes Mr Simpson will plead guilty.
“That’s my understanding (that he will plead guilty), that’s entirely a matter for him though,” she said.
The court heard Mr Simpson asked for an adjournment due to courses he was currently taking.
Mr Simpson was charged after footage of him yanking a dog on a lead and kicking the animal went viral on social media in January.
EARLIER @ 7:25 am
A man who was charged after he allegedly kicked his dog at a beach on the Gold Coast is due to face court today.
The RSPCA seized the blue staffy in early January after shocking footage of the alleged incident, which occurred at Palm Beach Parklands, went viral on social media.
Following investigations, a 32-year-old man from Reedy Creek was formally charged with one count of animal cruelty.
He is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday, where it is understood he will plead guilty.