#TheList dog breeder Urfan Ahmed, born c. 1977, of 2 Burdock Close, Crawley RH11 9EH – repeatedly breached his ban on keeping dogs even after one dog mauled his baby niece to death
Urfan Ahmed, a spray-painter, was fined for breaching a court order banning him from keeping dogs, despite being told he would be jailed if caught again. Aiding and abetting charges brought against Ahmed’s partner, hairdresser Linda Hood of Davis Close, Broadfield, Crawley were dropped and six seized dogs returned to her.
Ahmed was charged with breaching an order banning him from keeping custody of a dog after he was found with one in a field to the south of West Field Place, Lowfield Heath Road, Charlwood, on September 14, 2015.
Ahmed initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but later changed his plea.
Ahmed was first charged with keeping a prohibited dog under the Dangerous Dogs Act after his 18-month-old niece was killed by one of his dogs in April 2010.
He was found guilty of breaching the five-year disqualification twice and possessing a dog dangerously out of control at a court hearing in 2013.
At the time, a police statement said he was banned from owning a dog until 2023 and fined £1,585.
After the conviction in 2013 Inspector Di Lewis said: “The magistrate told Ahmed during the trial that if he comes before the courts again for keeping dogs, he will be sent to prison.”
Sentencing: Fined £785 and ordered to pay £1,500 court costs with a £75 victim surcharge. Ban expires 2023.