A MAN who tied his friend's dog to a tree before dousing it in petrol and burning it to death has been jailed for almost four years.
Alastair Graham was looking after Bruno, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, for a friend when he snapped after the animal bit his finger.
He tied the animal to a tree in Kirkcaldy's Dunniker Woods and poured a can of petrol over the terrified dog.
He then set the dog alight - causing horrific burns.
A sheriff at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court told Graham the attack was a "grotesque act of savagery".