Tuesday, 22 November 2016

As Savage As Their Animals...

Ryan Thomas Edwards snapped when the female Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Marley, refused to go over to him when he called her. The 20-year-old dragged Marley by the collar before picking her up by the head and throwing her four feet against a wall.
Lovely...
The court heard Zoe Edwards, the defendant’s sister, was in her bedroom with Marley at the family’s former home in Southport , on November 6 last year.
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Zoe confronted her brother, who replied: “Do you want me to f****** t*** you as well?”
Ms Campbell said: “The defendant launched himself towards Zoe and punched her to the face, grabbed her by the hair and punched her to the ribs.
“Zoe’s mum came to help and the defendant released his grip, before grabbing her by the throat.” The attack left Zoe with hair missing and a sore head.
The family is clearly the sort you don't want to live next to...
The court heard Edwards had already been convicted of common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm for the attack on his sister, and had been sentenced to six months in prison last month.
*sighs*
Nick Archer, defending Edwards, told the court the family were due to move out of the house the following day, but no provisions had been made for where his client was to live.
He said: “There had been several arguments throughout the day culminating with this incident between him and his sister...
“This was clearly an impulsive act causing little or no injury to the dog, unpleasant although the incident must have been.”
The court clearly thought so:
Edwards was sentenced to 28 days in prison to run concurrently with his existing jail term.
What a waste of money and court time.

4 comments:

Dr Evil said...

It really is about time that scum were sentenced to consecutive jail time and not this nonsense of concurrent sentences.

Ted Treen said...

"... but no provisions had been made for where his client was to live..."

Might one suggest Mosul, Zimbabwe or Antarctica? There MUST be somewhere there, given three options.

Andrew Scarborough said...

Current gaol term? Why wasn't he inside? Remove these people from among us. Please.

JuliaM said...

"It really is about time that scum were sentenced to consecutive jail time and not this nonsense of concurrent sentences."

Amen! But while we have overcrowded jails that's unlikely... :(

"Might one suggest Mosul, Zimbabwe or Antarctica? "

Gruinard's still cruelly underoccupied...