Police allege man and dog bashed
A PET dog lost an eye after an alleged brutal attack by a man armed with a baseball bat in Usher last week.
The 25-year-old owner of the German shepherd was also injured when he was allegedly tackled to the ground and assaulted as he walked his dog along Larsson Place about 9.15am on Thursday.
Police allege the man was approached by two men known to him in a car.
It is alleged one man tackled the victim to the ground and assaulted him, while the other attacked the dog with a metal baseball bat before trying to hit the victim.
A 29-year-old Withers man has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, cruelty to animals and being armed in a way that may cause fear and a 31-yearold Usher man has been charged with threatening to kill and assault occasioning bodily harm.