Inquiries found the dog belonged to Suleman Halane, 22, from Hartlepool, and on the day of trial at Teesside Magistrates’ Court he admitted being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control.
He was banned from keeping animals for five years, given a 12-week curfew, a 12-month community order and ordered to pay £620 costs from his benefits.Yes, it's that case.
Halane, who came to Hartlepool after being homeless in London, intended to breed from this dog and another Caucasian Shepherd called General, the court was told.
That dog has been taken in by the RSPCA but must also be put down due to its demeanour, the court heard.Jesus wept, who'd buy animals like these?
The judge said the authorities ‘cannot be blamed in the least’ for how the case was handled.Really?
Maybe the police can't, as I suspect they'd have been shooting this thing sooner or later.
But I think the DWP, HMRC & Home Office might be asked how a 22 year old man on benefits can afford to buy and keep two ferocious animals with the intention of turning them into a production line of ferocious animals for sale to....someone who needs ferocious animals.
Halane was said to come from a “troubled background” of gang culture in London but “kept away from it” and abstains from drugs and alcohol.
Probation added he was “extremely ashamed of himself and knows he shouldn’t have done it.”
John Relton, defending, said that Halane, of Baden Street, Hartlepool, had been the subject of some disdain in his local community for what he did.Which 'local community'..?