Bullsbrook man admits his part in Perth kangaroo attack

Dylan Griffin leaves Joondalup Magistrates Court at an earlier hearing. Picture: The West Australian
Dylan Griffin leaves Joondalup Magistrates Court at an earlier hearing. Picture: The West Australian

A SECOND man charged with animal cruelty offences after two kangaroos were tortured and killed in WA has pleaded guilty.

Police say one marsupial was burnt, shot with a firearm, spat on and kicked, and held and punched several times by one of the four men, who wore knuckledusters.

Another kangaroo was stabbed more than 20 times then kicked in the head.

Dylan Leslie Griffin (22), of Bullsbrook, appeared in Joondalup Magistrates Court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to ill treatment of an animal and possessing things intended to inflict cruelty.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on January 14.

Ricky Ian Swan (28), of Aveley, previously pleaded guilty to his role in the attacks, which allegedly happened between May 19 and June 16. He has been remanded for sentencing on November 28.

Luke Kevin Dempster (26), of Wanneroo, is also accused of torturing a chicken on March 31 and intends to plead guilty at a sentencing hearing on December 3.

He and a third man, 26-year-old Ben Jaydon Malpuss, of Woodvale, have additionally been charged with firearm offences in relation to an unrelated incident involving the firing of a gel blaster gun in Craigie. The court heard last week, Mr Malpuss intends to plead guilty at a hearing on December 10.