Accrington, Lancashire: Jordan Morgan

#TheList Jordan Morgan, previously of Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, but as of July 2020 of Lydia Street, Accrington BB5 0PX – set fire to an animal sanctuary, resulting in the deaths of 26 rescue animals

Police mugshot of Jordan Morgan

On March 23, 2011, the then 18-year-old Jordan Morgan and accomplice Karl Heaton of Smithy Lane in St. Annes deliberately set fire to the Easterleigh Animal Shelter in St. Annes, killing five cats, four kittens, 16 chickens and one rabbit. The pair also caused £25,000 worth of damage to the premises of the cash-strapped animal charity.

Facebook photo of Jordan James Morgan
2019 Facebook image of Jordan Morgan

As well as the starting the blaze at Easterleigh, Morgan and Heaton admitted setting fire to the Fylde Scout headquarters on Heyhouse Lane, a Volkswagen van on Clarendon Road, and a garage on Church Road in St Annes.

Morgan was also later convicted of trying to dig his way to freedom at Preston Prison after plotting a Colditz-style escape bid.

During the arson trial, Karl Heaton described Morgan as a ‘nutcase’ and said he was ‘crazy and spontaneous’.

Sentencing (November 2012): four years and four months in jail, later reduced to three years on appeal.

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July 2020 update: Jordan Morgan has three dogs, one of whom has just given birth to 12 puppies. He also has a cat. Morgan’s current girlfriend describes him as “a good egg”.

We don’t have anything new on Heaton yet but any information on him, especially a mugshot and his current whereabouts, would be welcome.

Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside: Paul McCaw

#TheList Paul McCaw, born 03/09/1985, of 66 Laurel Avenue, Newton-le-Willows WA12 8JA – stabbed an arthritic terrier to death before burying her in his back garden

Dog killer Paul McCaw from Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside

Staffy Cheech “died an absolutely terrible, violent death” at the hands of her owner McCaw.

RSPCA inspectors visited McCaw’s home after a tip-off from neighbours who noticed Cheech was missing. Some reportedly heard the dog’s cries and yelps the previous evening.

Prosecuting, Peter Mitchell said: “He said that the dog collapsed in pain, so he took it into the back garden and he strangled it.”

But when inspectors dug up the body, they found the ten-year-old dog covered in multiple stab wounds and soaked in blood.

Victim Cheech
RSPCA inspectors found Cheech, pictured, covered in blood and stab wounds buried in the back garden

Mr Mitchell said that one of the wounds looked as if McCaw had attempted to “slash its wrist”. Cheech also had wounds to her head, chest and neck.

In total Cheech suffered 40 wounds – with one puncturing a lung – causing her to collapse. The dog eventually died, drowning in her own blood.

Mark Brown, defending, told magistrates: “He was of the view that Cheech was suffering and needed to be put out of its misery.”

He said McCaw tried to smother the dog, but it didn’t work, so he stabbed her.

Dog killer Paul McCaw from Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside

RSPCA inspector Louise Showering said: ‘This dog suffered an absolutely terrible, violent death at the hands of an owner who had been responsible for her for almost her entire life.

‘Though he says he thought he was putting her out of her misery, he actually caused her to suffer much more with the actions he took. First trying to suffocate her then stabbing her many, many times.

‘I can’t imagine what this dog’s final hours must have been like at the hands of someone she loved.

‘It certainly wasn’t the dignified and pain-free end most owners hope for their beloved pets.’

Sentence: jailed for 18 weeks. Banned from keeping animals for 20 years (expires November 2032).

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Manningham/West Bowling, Bradford: Saima Bi and Kiran Hussain

#TheList Saima Bi, born 19/05/1986, of 55 Sunderland Road, Manningham, Bradford BD9 4QJ, and Kiran Hussain, born 09/10/1993, of 21 Ackworth Street, West Bowling, Bradford BD5 7HA – kept a skeletal large breed dog locked up in a squalid hot car covered in faeces because they said she was “violent”

Kiran Hussain (left) and Saima Bi were banned from keeping animals for just five years over their cruel treatment of a dog they kept locked in a faeces-ridden car
Kiran Hussain (left) and Saima Bi were banned from keeping animals for just five years over their cruel treatment of a dog they kept locked in a faeces-ridden car

Saima Bi and Kiran Hussain, who at the time were living together in East Squire Lane, Bradford BD8, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to Bella, a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog, and not giving her a suitable place to live.

Magistrates heard a member of the public tipped off the RSPCA in July 2012 that the dog was living in a car parked outside Bi and Hussain’s then home in Manningham.

Bella was found lying beside her own faeces in the Seat car, left, outside Kiran Hussain and Saima Bi's home in Bradford. The couple refused to let the pet in their house.
Bella was found lying beside her own faeces in the Seat car, left outside Kiran Hussain and Saima Bi’s home in Bradford. The couple refused to let the pet in their house.

When RSPCA Inspector Sarah Brisco went to investigate, she found starved Bella curled up on the seat and thought she was dead.

Nigel Monaghan, prosecuting, said the smell in the car had been “overwhelming” and that Insp Brisco had “never in all her experience seen a dog so thin”.

“The dog was almost skeletal with rib and hip bones sticking up clearly visible, faeces was all over the car and there were flies,” he said.

Bella was found lying beside her own faeces in the Seat car, left, outside Kiran Hussain and Saima Bi's home in Bradford. The couple refused to let the pet in their house.
Bella was desperately thin and lucky to be alive after her ordeal at the hands of her cruel owners

Until the hearing Bi had insisted she wanted Bella back because she was a guard dog and loved her but she did finally did sign her over to the RSPCA to find a new home.

Defending solicitor Zanfar Khan said her clients both held their hands up to show “remorse and upset”.

Miss Khan said Bi and Hussain said it was Bella who got into the car and that because she was violent it was difficult to get her out.

After sentencing, Insp Brisco said Bella was now doing well.

Sentencing: 100 hours of unpaid work with five days of a low-level activity requirement; costs of £260 each. Banned from keeping animals for five years (expired 2017).

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Thetford, Norfolk: Jamie Blake

#TheList Jamie Blake of Thetford, Norfolk (currently at HMP Bedford) for microwaving a stray cat to death while high on crack cocaine.

Crack cocaine addict Jamie Blake from Thetford, Norfolk, and currently in HMP Bedford for false imprisonment
Crack cocaine addict Jamie Blake from Thetford, Norfolk, and currently in HMP Bedford for false imprisonment

Blake  cooked the young male black cat for three minutes in his bedsit while he was in a drug-induced psychosis.

Blake had befriended the cat, which he nicknamed Buddy, by letting him into his room at night and feeding him cheese and tuna.

He claimed that he argued with Buddy because he had told him that his mother’s former partner, now dead, had been injecting her with heroin.

After killing the cat, he later laughed and joked about his death with fellow residents at the John Room House sheltered housing unit where he lived in Thetford, Norfolk.

Buddy’s body was later found discarded in a wheelie bin along with the defendant’s microwave.

Staff at the unit viewed CCTV footage which showed him picking the cat up by the scruff of his neck and taking him into his room.

The footage showed him later leaving his room with a carrier bag which appeared to have the cat in it and then disposing of the microwave the following day.

Cat hair and other ‘matter associated’ with the cat was found in the microwave.

A post mortem carried out on Buddy confirmed that he had been microwaved to death.

Sally Dale, mitigating for Blake, said her client had a personality disorder which had been exacerbated by the use of crack cocaine.

Sentence: 22 weeks in a young offenders’ institution, banned from keeping animals for life

In September 2015 Blake was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in jail for his part in the systematic torture of a man over two days over a drug debt. At the time of writing (7/7/18) he remains in custody at HMP Bedford.

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Walsall, West Midlands: Dean Edwards

#TheList Dean Andrew Edwards, born 22/04/1968, formerly of Smith House, Stoney Lane, Walsall and more recently  40 Ingot Close, Walsall WS2 7DD – battered his dog to death before hurling him 60ft off a block of flats in an attempt to cover up the attack

Dog killer Dean Edwards from Walsall and his victim, Diesel
Dean Edwards beat his dog to death and threw his lifeless body over his balcony in an attempt to cover up what he’d done.

Dean Edwards beat his two-and-a-half-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Diesel so badly his internal organs suffered “catastrophic injuries”.

He then threw the body of the dog over his balcony at Smith House. The animal was discovered lying in a pool of blood on the ground by another resident of the tower block the next morning, and police and RSPCA were called.

Vicious Edwards claimed at the time that the first he knew of Diesel being on the ground was when he was alerted by a neighbour. He told the neighbour he thought the dog had been sleeping on his balcony and must have rolled off the edge.

But when Edwards’ flat was inspected “splatters” of blood were on the inside of the balcony, the floor and also on radiators.

Baseball and rounders bats were also seized and Edwards was arrested.

A post-mortem revealed that Diesel suffered a “blunt blow” to his chest, causing “massive injury” to his heart and surrounding arteries. He suffered no fractured bones and had limited bruising to his body because he was dead before falling from the balcony.

Edwards has been banned from keeping dogs for life after he was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Sentencing him, District Judge Michael Morris said: ‘I am satisfied beyond reasonable doubt you struck a fatal blow to Diesel and attempted to throw Diesel to the ground to cover your actions.’

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: ‘We are pleased to hear Mr Edwards was convicted of the offences and the sentence reflects the seriousness of the offence.’

Sentence: six months in prison. Banned from keeping dogs for life

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