A woman who was filmed kicking a dog in the face and racially abusing its owner has fled York amid public outrage, a court heard.
A video capturing Suzanne Young, 52, spitting on and throwing punches at Charles Casmir before kicking his dog in the face last June sparked fury after it was shared online.
Young was arrested and charged over the unprovoked assault on Mr Casmir and his Akita named Delta.
She later left the city due to the abuse and threats of violence levelled at her after the clip emerged, reports Yorkshire Live.
However, Young returned to York on Monday to face charges over the incident and received a 42-week suspended sentence at York Magistrates Court.
She was charged with two counts of racially aggravated assault, one count of use of threatening language or behaviour and one count of causing the unnecessary suffering of an animal.
Young had originally pleaded not guilty to some of the charges and was scheduled to face trial but decided to change her pleas to guilty.
Before the sentencing Young’s representative Emily Calman requested that her address not be made public as she had “received some threats to her safety” on social media and left the city as a result.