Colchester: Andrew Summerfield

#TheList Andrew David Summerfield (DoB 02/07/1968) of 8 Elm Close, Tiptree, Colchester CO5 0NN – shot pet dog 17 times with an air rifle and slashed him 8 times in the head with a meat cleaver before attaching a noose and abandoning him on a busy road

Andrew Summerfield and his dog Barney
Pure evil: Andrew Summerfield of Tiptree, Colchester, who used an air rifle and meat cleaver to attack his pet dog

Police found the dog, named Barney, with a head wound in which a quarter of the front top of his head was missing.

Flies and maggots had formed a “blanket” over the head wound. He also had a cut to his neck from where a noose had been left.

The officers, who closed the A12 in both directions because Barney was getting up and walking around, arranged for a vet to deliver a lethal injection at the scene.

Summerfield was tracked as the owner because Barney had been microchipped.

At first, Summerfield told police he had sold the dog for £10 the previous day. But an air rifle and meat cleaver found at his home were matched with the incident.

Summerfield’s lawyer said her client had mental health issues and had been diagnosed as bi-polar. Medication for his condition had made him “violent”.

Sentence:  26 weeks’ imprisonment; deprivation order in respect of his remaining animals; the weapons were forfeited and destroyed. Disqualified from keeping animals for life.

Newslink:
BBC News

Wigan: Sean Adam Deakin and Sarah Amanda Tame

#TheList Sean Adam Deakin (DoB 20/04/1993) of Fairfax Road, Leeds- beat his Staffordshire bull terrier with hammer and stabbed dog to death while girlfriend Sarah Amanda Tame (DoB 06/07/1992) laughed

Sean Deakin and Sarah Amanda Tame
Evil incarnate. Sean Adam Deakin and girlfriend Sarah Amanda Tame, originally from Wigan but now living in Leeds

The pair. who are originally from Wigan and have also lived in Wakefield, responded to a Gumtree advert offering a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Tyson. Just a couple of days after getting Tyson, Deakin viciously attacked him with a hammer at 3am in the morning, smashing down around 20 blows on his head, while girlfriend Sarah laughed.

Three hours later Deakin woke to find that Tyson had urinated on the bed. Deakin chased the terrified dog, gripped him between his legs and stabbed him in the chest with a six inch knife.

For the next 12 hours he allowed Tyson to die slowly, in agony, unable to move, fully conscious and vomiting.

Neither Deakin, nor Tame, who have a child who lives with Tame’s mother, sought help for Tyson during his many hours of agony.

Later under the cover of darkness Deakin wrapped Tyson in a plastic bag and dumped him in a wheelie bin.

Sentence: Deakin – jailed for 20 weeks; Tame – 150 hours’ unpaid work and £200 prosecution costs. Both banned from keeping any animals for 10 years (expires July 2022).

Newslink:
Manchester Evening News