David Savage. You couldn't make it up...
Remember this case? You won't be too surprised to hear it's not his first time at court, will you?
David Savage, who has a previous conviction in 2006 for having a dog out of control, pleaded guilty to owning a dog dangerously out of control in a public place at Halton Magistrates’ Court, Cheshire, today.And what a shocker!
Savage, who has previously been subject to an Anti-Social Behaviour Order which he breached...I know, I know, I can tell you're amazed too.
Defending Savage, Gary Heaven said the dog had not shown violent tendencies before the attack.
He said: 'During the period it was in his possession there was no occasion it had displayed any traits whatsoever that suggested it was capable of violence, let alone that level of violence.'Right. Sure. Because people like Savage don't select a dog for those tendencies?
'The reason he wasn't holding the dog himself is that he suffers from severe back pain.'Ah. Which prevent him working, I assume?
Gosh! Yet seemingly don't prevent him owning a large, hungry animal and feeding it and himself pretty well?
'He had taken medication that morning and it had caused his hands to tremble quite badly.'I note the 'medication' isn't named.
'He wanted the dog to get exercise but wasn’t capable of holding the leash.'Lucky he has some male friends that can...
Magistrates say they will sentence him, and decide on the dog’s future, in a hearing next month. They expressed concern for his lack of remorse and previous conviction for a similar offence.Why's it going to take them that long?
A destruction order for the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and a ban on Savage from owning animals will be considered.'Considered'..?!
Meanwhile, Campbell, also 44, who is charged with having a dangerous dog out of control in public did not appear in court today.
She was arrested yesterday along with Savage, after both defendants failed to show up to an initial court hearing.And she's now behind bars, one hopes?
Campbell was granted bail last night by Cheshire Police./facepalm
This is why we have animals on the streets in nominal control of animals. Because there are no consequences.