A MAN is to stand trial charged with inserting a sex toy into a dog.

Rory Knox, 38, is accused of causing the animal "unnecessary suffering" on April 18 2021.

The alleged offence is said to have taken place at a property of Milton of Campsie, East Dunbartonshire.

Prosecutors claim the sex toy ended up lodged inside the dog injuring the animal.

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Knox made no plea during at a hearing in Glasgow Sheriff Court.

A trial, however, was set for February 2022.

A further hearing will take place before then in January next year.

Knox, of Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, remains on bail.