A MAN was due in court today on a charge brought after a dog was blown up by a firework.
The 19-year-old from Linthwaite is accused of outraging public decency.
He was appearing before Huddersfield magistrates after a post-mortem examination revealed the Yorkshire terrier involved in the firework incident was killed by a car.
Initially it was thought the dog was killed by the firework.
The 11-year-old dog - called Emmie - is alleged to have been ignited at Gilroyd Lane, Linthwaite, on October 27.
A 16-year-old youth, who answered bail last week, received a reprimand for outraging public decency.
Emmie belonged to Keith and Maureen Barrington, who live in Linthwaite.
After the attack Mrs Barrington said: "She was lovely and beautiful, and so tiny.
"I hope she was run over and dead before they got to her."