Queensbury, Bradford: Jamie Sykes Newburn

#TheList backyard breeder Jamie Sykes Newburn, born c. 1973, previously of High Street, Queensbury, Bradford BD13 and as at November 2018 believed  to be in Carlisle, Cumbria – failed to seek help when two bulldog-type puppies received mystery burns at his flat

Dog abuser Jamie Sykes Newburn from Bradford
Dog abuser Jamie Sykes Newburn from Bradford has a history of violence

Newburn admitted two charges of causing unnecessary suffering to the puppies between July and August 2015.

Bradford magistrates heard that Newburn had treated the puppies himself with ointment given to him by a friend, an unauthorised breeder who had previously been prosecuted by the RSPCA.

The alarm was raised by a would-be buyer of one of the puppies who was about to hand over £100 when she noticed wounds to one of the pups, Tasha, and a second, unnamed pup.

The woman asked Newburn about the injuries and then burst into tears. She described Newburn as “unconcerned, laughing and smiling,” prosecutor Andrew Davidson told the court.

Dog abuser Jamie Sykes Newburn from Bradford

Newburn told the woman that the injuries may have been caused by a radiator or by a larger dog.

A vet who examined the puppies described the injuries as burns or scalds that would have caused a great deal of pain.

One of the injuries was eighteen centimetres long and about two centimetres wide. The unnamed puppy also had a burn under its left ear.

Dog abuser Jamie Sykes Newburn from Bradford

Mr Davidson said an aggravating feature of the case was the “quite severe” suffering caused to the animals and the “fairly sinister” nature of the injuries.

He said injuries to one puppy might be understandable but “two such injuries is clearly a serious case of neglect, however these injuries have arisen.”

Mr Davidson said the puppies had been denied treatment for two weeks and it had been suggested that it was a case of “commercial breeding of puppies for financial gain.”

Upkar Bahia, for Newburn, said his client accepted he had been responsible for the welfare of the puppies.

Newburn accepted the ointment treatment was inadequate and that he ought to have taken the pups to see a vet.

Mr Bahia told magistrates that Newburn did not have any previous convictions of a similar nature and he hadn’t intended to cause any unnecessary suffering.

Magistrates decided to ask the Probation Service to provide a pre-sentence report after hearing that Newburn has previous convictions involving violence.

The defendant was warned by magistrates that they were keeping open all sentencing options, including imprisonment.

The case was adjourned for sentencing on December 18, 2015. Newburn was granted unconditional bail.

Speaking after the hearing, RSPCA inspector Sophie John said: “The injuries to these two puppies were terrible, and no doubt caused a great deal of suffering.

“One of the burns was 18 centimetres long and two centimetres wide, running almost the whole way down the puppy’s side. It was shocking to see. It would have been clear to anyone that it needed urgent treatment.

“We still don’t know how the injuries came to happen, but what we do know is that Newburn failed to seek appropriate veterinary care to treat them as was his responsibility.”

Sentencing:
Unconfirmed but believed to be probation and a 12-year ban on keeping animals.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Bourne, Lincolnshire: Andi Kilgallon

#TheList backyard breeder Andi Martin Kilgallon, born 26/08/1992, previously of Swindon and more recently (2020) Edinburgh Crescent, Bourne PE10 9DS – left his pet dog and her four puppies to starve

Police mugshot of Andi Kilgallon
Andi Kilgallon

After reports from a member of the public, the RSPCA went to a property on Spindletree Court, Swindon, in August 2015. There inspectors found a nursing mother dog, Tia, shaking and in a skeletal state surrounded by her pups, all of whom were clearly suffering.

Tia was found shaking and in a skeletal state
Tia was found shaking and in a skeletal state surrounded by her pups. Gravely ill, she was unable to be saved.

All of the dogs were removed from the property and taken to a vet who was shocked at their condition and said that Tia was the skinniest dog that they had ever seen. Sadly two of the dogs, including mother Tia, later had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice.

One of Tia's  pups
One of Tia’s four starving pups

Owner Andi Kilgallon, a career criminal with multiple convictions, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his pets by not providing them with sufficient food.

His lawyer told the court his client did not have the money to take the dogs to the vet, he was depressed and struggling with the break-up of his relationship with the mother of his children.

Social services had become involved in the care of his six-month-old son and four-year-old daughter.

Speaking after sentencing, RSPCA inspector Steph Daly said: “This was an awful case of neglect.

“When I found Tia she was a bag of bones and was just lying there in a training cage in the front room with no water to drink and just an old t-shirt to lie on. She was surrounded by her hungry, whimpering pups and she was starved almost to death. It was a heartbreaking sight.

Dog killer Kilgallon pictured outside court in 2015.
Dog killer Kilgallon pictured outside court in 2015. His ban on keeping animals expires in November 2020.

“I just hope that this sentence goes some way to educating people that caring for your animals properly is not only the right thing to do but that it is also a prosecutable offence to neglect them in this way”.

Sentencing: 12-month community order, including 150 hours unpaid work, ordered to pay £200 costs to the RSPCA, a £60 victim surcharge and £150 in court costs. Disqualified from owning any animals for a period of five years.

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Darlington, County Durham: Danny Peel

#TheList Daniel Michael Peel, born 22/03/1986, of 15 Blackmoor Close, Darlington DL1 4RU – caught on CCTV repeatedly kicking and stamping on his dog’s head, causing her to howl in pain

Father-of-three Danny Peel dodged jail despite kicking a defenceless dog's head like a football
Father-of-three Danny Peel dodged jail despite kicking a defenceless dog’s head like a football

CCTV footage showed lifelong thug Daniel Peel kicking the female bull terrier-type dog, named Sacha, at a bus stop near The Navy Club on North Road, Darlington, on May 17, 2015.

He then rounded the corner towards Northgate and stamped on the dog’s head five or six times causing the animal to whine loudly.

One witness, who was standing at the bus stop, said: “He brought his left knee up high and stamped down five or six times on the dog’s head. He put all his force into it. He did it with venom and anger.

“When he made contact with the dog I heard a crunching sound and a thud. It made me feel sick.”

The witness added that they shouted after Peel and wanted to pursue him but “felt scared”.

Dog abuser Danny Peel from Darlington pictured outside court

Prosecutor Kevin Campbell told Darlington Magistrates’ Court how the RSPCA received several complaints and spoke to witnesses who came forward following the incident, one of which identified Peel from his tribal tattoos.

Peel offered no comment when asked by the RSPCA why he attacked the dog.

The court heard how Peel had been subjected to a barrage of hate mail and threats on social media since the attack, which caused the breakdown of a long-term relationship.

Dog abuser Danny Peel from Darlington
Peel was identified by witnesses from his tribal tattoos

“Cruelty to animals will never be tolerated by the court,” said chairman of the bench, Nick Edger.

“We have seen just one aspect of what you did on that day and witnesses have come forward to say you did more.

A vet assessed Sacha and confirmed severe bruising on such muscular breeds is not always visible but she had experienced a lot of suffering.

After seeing the CCTV footage of the incident the vet said it was “a vicious attack” and there was “no justification”.

Peel later admitted causing unnecessary suffering to Sacha, who was owned by his former partner.

RSPCA officer, Clare Wilson, said: “It’s really down to the public that we managed to get the court to take this so seriously because of the response we had.”

Sentence: 12-month community order including 80 hours’ unpaid work; £1,500 court costs; banned from owning animals for five years (expires November 2020).

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Additional information: Danny Peel runs a business called DP Window and Pressure Cleaning Services.

Hayes, West London: Sylwia Pietras

#TheList Sylwia Pietras, born c 1991, of Dawson Close, Hayes, West London UB3 – left cocker spaniel to suffer with a painful skin condition

Sylwia Pietras was given a suspended prison sentence after leaving her pet spaniel in severe pain with an extreme skin condition
Sylwia Pietras was given a suspended prison sentence after leaving her pet spaniel in severe pain with an extreme skin condition

Pietras pleaded guilty to one count of causing unnecessary suffering to a tan-coloured cocker spaniel between March 24 and June 24, 2015.

The Polish national failed to provide adequate veterinary care and attention for a skin condition that affected the dog’s body, face and paws.

RSPCA inspector Becky Timberlake said the three-year-old cocker spaniel – named Deizi – was discovered in a “disgusting” condition and her skin was “stinking” from infection.

Speaking after the hearing, inspector Timberlake said: “When Pietras first got Deizi, she claims she took her to the vet and was prescribed with antibiotics to clear up a skin problem.

“She told us that when it started to get bad again, she waited three weeks before seeking any veterinary treatment. When the problem returned, Pietras said she didn’t think she could give Deizi antibiotics long-term so didn’t treat her.

“She said she thought the drying puss and foul smell meant it was getting better. Of course, it didn’t mean that. I dread to think of the pain and discomfort Deizi had to put up with for months.

“When we first saw her, huge patches of her coat had fallen out and her skin was red-raw.

“Luckily for Deizi, she has now made a full recovery and will soon be ready to go to a new home. She is a really lovely dog and will make a wonderful family pet.”

Deizi was renamed Daisy by RSPCA staff and rehomed.

Sentence: 12 weeks in prison, suspended for one year; 100 hours of unpaid work, costs totalling £860; disqualified from owning any animal for a mere two years (expired November 2017).

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Stowmarket, Suffolk: Tom and Catherine Wyvern

#TheList former reptile breeders Tom Wyvern, born 18/11/ 1982, and Catherine Wyvern (now Catherine Anscomb and living in Hatfield, Hertfordshire), both previously of Melford Road, Stowmarket – abandoned 18 geckos to starve to death

Tom Wyvern and his now ex-wife Catherine Anscomb left 18 geckos in an empty house to die
Tom Wyvern and his now ex-wife Catherine Anscomb left 18 geckos in an empty house to die

Tom Wyvern and Catherine Anscomb bred geckos for sale under the name of Wyverns Dragons. On their business’s Facebook page they claimed that “our first thought is always for the quality care of each individual animal.”

Sadly they failed to live up to this claim and simply abandoned 18 geckos to starve to death.

RSPCA Inspector Chris Nice described how the geckos had been left in an empty house to die adding that “no provision was made to feed or water them or care for them in any way – so they were just left on their own to suffer a slow lingering death.”

On June 23, 2015, Inspector Nice went to the former home of the Wyverns in Fairfield Hill, Stowmarket, where he was let in by a council housing officer.

Inspector Nice had described an awful smell of decay, with rotting food, rubbish bags and soiled nappies inside the property.

Seventeen of the 18 geckos had died and were in various states of decay and the containers in which they were kept were full of flies.

The lizard which survived was said to have been dehydrated and its body weight was about a third of what it should have been. It has since recovered and been re-homed.

The Wyverns each pleaded guilty before Ipswich magistrates to two charges of failing in their responsibility to ensure the welfare of an animal and two charges of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

Catherine Wyvern told the RSPCA she had not handled the geckos after becoming pregnant and described herself as being devastated about what happened to her pets.

Sentence: Tom Wyvern – 12-month community order with a 60-hour unpaid work requirement; £710 in court costs; Catherine Wyvern: 12-month conditional discharge. Both were banned from keeping reptiles for five years (expires November 2020).

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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: Jamie-Lee McVey

#TheList Jamie-Lee McVey, born 20/01/1988, previously of Pettifer Way, High Wycombe but currently (2018) of Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1JH – abandoned dog and kitten in flat to starve to death.

Jamie-Lee McVey, most recently of Northgate, Canterbury, left a dog and cat to starve to death in a filthy abandoned flat
Jamie-Lee McVey, most recently of Northgate, Canterbury, left a dog and cat to starve to death in a filthy abandoned flat

The severely decomposed bodies of Patterdale terrier Molly and a 10mo black kitten Nut Nut were discovered in McVey’s former flat in Pettifer Way, High Wycombe, in March 2015 following reports of a foul smell from the property. McVey had abandoned her pets some four months earlier for reasons unknown.

Jamie-Lee McVey, most recently of Northgate, Canterbury, left a dog and cat to starve to death in a filthy abandoned flat
Vile Jamie-Lee McVey is originally from High Wycombe, Bucks

McVey pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to meet the needs of two animals and received her paltry sentence on Wednesday 18.11.15.

Molly was found on the floor next to a sofa, while Nut Nut was found next to a crate in the property.

The court heard that post-mortem examination showed the deaths were due to starvation and dehydration.

Jamie-Lee McVey, most recently of Northgate, Canterbury, left a dog and cat to starve to death in a filthy abandoned flat
Patterdale terrier Molly was abandoned alongside kitten Nut Nut and the pair of them starved to death.

RSPCA inspector Sara Hughes said it was one of the saddest cases she has had to deal with.

She said: “It was absolutely heartbreaking to see the bodies of these two animals in this way. It was obvious that they had died slowly and painfully as they were both completely emaciated.

“I can’t even begin to imagine how scared and distressed they must have been, not knowing where their next meal was coming from. On top of that, they were so thirsty that they had drank the toilet bowl dry.

“The bodies had been there so long that they had stuck to the floorboards and were just liquified inside. As RSPCA inspectors, we come across so many horrific cases and it is hard to forget them. This is one which has stayed in my mind ever since because it was so upsetting.”

Sentence: 18 weeks in prison suspended for 2 years; £580 costs; disqualified from keeping animals for life

Bucks Free Press

Maldon, Essex: Paul Wenlock

#TheList Paul Wenlock, born 22/06/1972, of Medway, Maldon CM9 – left his pet cat to suffer for months with a ‘de-gloved’ tail

Cruel and callous Paul Wenlock left pet cat Lili to suffer in agony for months with a degloved tail
Cruel and callous Paul Wenlock left pet cat Lili to suffer in agony for months with a degloved tail

Paul Wenlock admitted causing unnecessary suffering to tortoiseshell Lili when he appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court.

The RSPCA was called in August 2015 after Lili was found by a member of the public with a ‘de-gloved’ tail – a term used to describe where the skin had been ripped off the flesh.

It is believed she had been suffering with this untreated and very painful injury since she had been in a traffic accident several months before.

RSPCA inspector Caroline Richardson said: “Poor Lili was in great pain and is likely to have been in this state for several months. Her tail had no skin or fur – it was just one redraw wound. And she left a trail of blood behind her.

“The defendant had taken her to a vet with the injury in April and said a car had driven over the tail. Then he failed to take her back to the vet or treat the painful injury in any way”.

Lili recovered and was made available for rehoming.

Sentence: four-month suspended prison sentence; 200 hours’ unpaid work; £1,056.94 in costs and fines; banned from keeping cats for five years (expires November 2020).

Halstead Gazette

Houghton-Le-Spring, County Durham: Kyle Ashman

#TheList backyard breeder, horse trader and bloodsports enthusiast Kyle James Ashman, born 15/01/1990, of 3 Swaledale Close, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham DH5 0DY – starved a nursing lurcher to emaciation

Kyle Ashman was convicted of starving a nursing dog to the point of emaciation
Kyle Ashman was convicted of starving a nursing dog to the point of emaciation

Father of two Kyle Ashman pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a lurcher bitch and her puppy by not giving the female dog enough food.

The court heard that Ashman had been left alone to look after his children along with nine animals, after the children’s mother walked out. He lost his job and “was unable to cope”.

At the time of the seizure, Coco was believed to have weighed 9.88kg.
At the time of the seizure, Coco was believed to have weighed just 9.88kg.

John Ellwood, prosecuting for the RSPCA, said the charity’s inspectors were tipped off about the dogs and called round to the house where they found the bitch, Coco, “starved to the point of emaciation” with her seven puppies.

Most of the other puppies were underweight as Coco could not produce enough milk but one, the runt, was in a particularly bad state.

Most of the other puppies were underweight as Coco could not produce enough milk but one, the runt, was in a particularly bad state.
The runt of the litter was particularly thin and unwell

Mr Ellwood said all the animals have made a recovery while in the RSPCA’s care.

He added: “Coco was the subject of prolonged neglect. Either she was not fed anything, in which case the period would have been shorter but the suffering extreme. Or she was fed too little, in which case the neglect would have been over a longer period.”

He said that at the time of seizure, Coco weighed 9.88kg.

Sentence: 12 weeks in custody, suspended for 12 months; £500 in costs; disqualified from owning a dog for five years (expires November 2020).

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Southport, Merseyside: Emma Jane Hinton

#TheList Emma Jane Hinton (aka Aelswith Torid Haugen), born 30/08/1987, most recently (August 2019) of Summerford Close, Birkenhead CH42 5ND – abandoned a Doberman dog in a flat without food and water for at least seven days; dog euthanised

The RSPCA attended a flat in Dale Rd, Liverpool following a call from a member of the public and found Doberman Tyson emaciated and riddled with fleas. He was so thirsty he’d drank the toilet bowl dry.

Dog killer Emma Jane Hinton of Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside and Dobermann Tyson who died after being abandoned by Hinton
Dog killer Emma Jane Hinton of Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside and Dobermann Tyson who died after being abandoned by Hinton

Sadly the eight-year-old dog was so poorly he had to be put down the following day.

RSPCA inspector Helen Smith said: “Tyson was so weak that he couldn’t even walk up the steps to get to the vets.

“When he was examined, the vet said that it was one of the worst cases of fleas they had ever seen. There were literally thousands of fleas coming out of his skin and the vet said Tyson was literally being eaten alive by fleas.”

Dog killer Emma Jane Hinton, now Aelswith Haugen, and her tacky 'Got Milk' tattoos.
Dog killer Emma Jane Hinton, now Aelswith Haugen, sports tacky ‘Got Milk’ tattoos on her breasts.

Ms Smith added: “The damage had already been done and sadly he was so weak and ill that it was kinder for him to be put to sleep.

“The vet believed that to be in the state he was in, he would have had no food for at least seven days. Tyson had no water and was so thirsty that he was drinking from the toilet. The toilet bowl was dry when he was found.

“This is such a sad case and it is one which has stuck with me. It is very heartbreaking as poor Tyson would have suffered greatly. There is absolutely no excuse to treat an animal like this.”

Dog killer Emma Jane Hinton is now calling herself Aelswith Torid Haugen

Hinton admitted two charges of causing unnecessary suffering and not ensuring the needs of the eight-year-old dog were met.

Sentence: 22 weeks in prison, £600 fine; disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years (expires November 2025).

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Wigan, Greater Manchester: Aaron John Butler

#TheList Aaron John Butler, born 27/06/1990, of Flat 2, 29 Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan WN1 2AG – caused unnecessary suffering to a dog called Ben by kicking him in the face.

Aaron John Butler from Wigan kicked this dog in the face.
Aaron John Butler from Wigan kicked this dog in the face. The extent of the injuries caused are unknown due to poor reporting.

No further details available.

Sentence:
Total of £680 fines, costs and charges.  Banned from keeping animals for just two years (expired November 2017).

Source: Wigan Today (article removed)