Monday, 11 September 2017

Oh, I Think We 'Understand Them', All Right...

A Whitstable couple who abandoned their pet dog for so long that she was unable move from her own faeces have escaped jail.
Grandparents David Lee, 51, and Lydia Lee, 54, of Radfall Ride, left their starving white terrier chained in a filthy kennel covered in mud, excrement, and a sodden carpet for bedding in sub-zero conditions.
What sort of subhuman filth are we talking about here?
Illiterate Mr Lee and grandmother-of-17 Mrs Lee were both disqualified for keeping animals for life at Folkestone Magistrates' Court today (August 30).
Wait, what?!?
RSPCA officers also found Mr Lee to have caged 13 wild birds with rings attached to their leg.
A probation officer announced that Mr Lee "blames the court, and thinks that people do not understand the travelling community".
David Lee was sentenced to 18 weeks in custody, suspended for two years and an 18 week curfew. He was ordered to pay £750 costs and a £115 victim surcharge. Lydia Lee was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years. She was also ordered to pay £300 in costs and a £115 victim surcharge, as well as a 12 week curfew.
It's nowhere near long enough.


Lord T said...

I see that the dog is going to get compensation from them. If not what is the surcharge for. OK. Only kidding, just another stealth tax.

wiggiatlarge said...

"blames the court, and thinks that people do not understand the travelling community".

oh I think the public understand the travelling community only to well !

Anonymous said...

As soon as I read their names and involvement in animal cruelty I knew it would be Pikies. I don't know why we tolerate them.

Woman on a Raft said...

Mrs Lee, who works as a carer for elderly people with dementia

I would be checking the elderly people carefully, particularly with reference to personal property and cash, and if any of it might have been 'lost'. Assuming it is not an fairy story told to deceive the court.

Flaxen Saxon said...

Bloody gypos- I hate them with a will. The PC brigade can wax about 'traveler's culture'. Culture indeed, based on illiteracy, theft and extreme anti-social behaviour. As someone has already stated: we understand them only too well.

JuliaM said...

"I don't know why we tolerate them."

For 'diversity', apparently...

"I would be checking the elderly people carefully..."

Me too! A traveller with a job?!?