The woman walking the attack dog appeared in court for the first time today. Susan Campbell, aged 42, of Thelwall Lane, said she had been left 'just as traumatised' as the owner by the incident.
Representing herself during proceedings, Campbell said: “The situation that happened that day was traumatic for me and David too.
“It wasn't something that we intended to do, it wasn't something we enjoyed. “It was hard for me to control the dog.
“I did everything I could.”Yes, she's the real victim.
And given that 'doing all she could' doesn't even begin to describe what actually happened, why isn't the bitch done for perjury too?
Campbell, who appeared to be falling asleep during proceedings and whose speech was slurred, defended how nine-year-old Elvis had been treated.
“We didn't mean to disregard the dog with any disrespect – we were in shock,” she added.Yesh, yeah, yeah ..funny how 'shock' always seems to look like intoxication or total disregard for the consequence when it's the underclass, eh?
And why are they never done for contempt of court, no matter how much they take the piss?
Campbell, who is unemployed and on benefits, failed to turn up at court this morning. A warrant was issued before she appeared late, blaming having to find her own transport.
She has failed to turn up to all court dates in the case so far, with previous convictions for the same offence.
The defendant has 15 previous convictions for 43 offences including being drunk when caring for a child.:/
Savage, who also appeared to fall asleep during proceedings but blamed medication, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months.
He will also pay compensation to the victims of £300 and a victim surcharge of £80.From his high-paying job, I suppose?
Sentencing for Campbell was adjourned until October 7 for reports.Oh, why not? Let's throw more money at this druggie waster!
Following the case, Gemma Antell, who owned Elvis, said: “I don't know how they can say they are as traumatised as our family.
“I had to tell my children their dog had been killed.
“They weren't traumatised when they were shouting at my mother during the incident.
“No punishment is suitable.
“They should not have had a dog in the first place.
“We are dog lovers and don't want any dogs to be killed and now because of them two are dead.”Well, take heart! At least the police were forced into doing something, probably by the outcry that followed the publication of the pictures.
Some unlucky owners don’t even have that comfort…