Christopher Brown, defending, said: “Mr Ramshaw has never been before the courts before. This is a case of the sins of the dog must be passed onto the owner. He is deeply sorry, ashamed and upset about this happening. ”Here’s Ryan Ramshaw, manfully concealing his ‘sorrow, shame and upset’ as he leaves court…
I'm sure he’s crying inside.
“This was never intended to happen. We are a nation of animal lovers, and this is an unfortunate situation.”Nicely phrased, eh?
Sarah Guest, prosecuting, told the court that the case would have to be adjourned to try to find out where the dog was now. Magistrates adjourned the case until May 24 for further inquiries to be made concerning the dog’s present whereabouts and Ramshaw was granted bail until then.Why grant him bail at all? Keep him inside until he tells you where the mutt is!