A woman, previously given an antisocial behaviour order banning her from keeping dogs, has been jailed after her latest pet attacked a schoolboy.So much for monitoring that ASBO...
In mitigation, Lee Wilcockson said mum-of-two Gill, given an Asbo in 2005 after her rottweiler terrorised neighbours’ pets, had a difficult life and both her children were in care.And that's mitigation, rather than another damn good reason not to let her keep anything that requires looking after?
Gill was jailed for 14 weeks – eight weeks for the dog attack and the rest for various other offences, including failing to surrender to police or court bail, common assault and theft of a pedal cycle.So she's a thief as well as a lowlife?
Snoopy was made the subject of a dog control order and must be muzzled and put on a leash in public. Gill was also banned from keeping any dog for five years.So who's looking after the mutt? By which I mean Snoopy?
And how does she acquire these dogs anyway?Oh. Of course. She steals them too. Silly me.
In June 2005 magistrates at Southend banned her from keeping dogs, by giving her a three-year Asbo. She had allowed her dogs, including a rottweiler, to roam out of control, causing alarm and distress to nearby residents.
However, in July 2007 she was back before the court for breaching the order, after she was caught with three dogs – a Staffordshire bull terrier, plus a puppy and adult rottweiler.
After electronic chips were checked, the adult Rottweiler turned out to have been stolen from Benfleet, while the Staffordshire bull terrier had been taken from Shoebury.