A CALPE dog-walker received a four-month prison term for punching another dog-walker who pushed his dog out of the way. The Alicante High Court confirmed the sentence but cut the 18-month term originally imposed by a Benidormcourt in 2018, four years after the incident. There had been an “excessive delay” in bringing the case to court, the high court ruled but confirmed a €2,000 compensation payment. The court heard that while walking his dog on a plot of land used for parking, the accused met another owner who moved his dog out of the way with his foot. He punched the other man in the face and then kicked him, knocking him to the ground and breaking his glasses. Appealing against the Benidorm sentence, the accused maintained that he was a victim of mistaken identity and had not carried out the attack, a claim that the High Court dismissed.