A DOG owner from Dunfermline has been jailed for eight months after admitting animal cruelty charges. 

Sean Wilkie, 24, of Leny Place, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

He had previously admitted a charge that between February 11 and April 11 last year, he failed to provided a suitable environment for his dog, Tara.

He failed to provide adequate drinking water, exposed the dog to faeces, urine, household waste and debris, including a broken mirror and controlled substance paraphernalia and failed to provide adequate exercise and adequate care and treatment for Tara's coat.

All these charges were contrary to the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

As well as being jailed, Wilkie was banned from owning an animal for five years.