Ipswich, Suffolk: David Woods and Christina Wright

#TheList David Charles Woods, born 05/07/1977, of Burns Road, Ipswich and Christina Marie Wright, born 13/12/1981, of Bonnington Road, Ipswich  – allowed Staffies Alena and Scooby to become emaciated and chronically undernourished

Christina Wright and David Woods
Christina Wright and David Woods

David Woods admitted causing unnecessary suffering by failing to address the condition of his dogs between December 14, 2017 and January 14, 2018.

Woods, who has a history of violence, allegedly threw one of the dogs against a wall when police visited his previous address in Bonnington Road on January 14, 2018 in connection with an assault.

Officers called the RSPCA with concerns for three dogs inside the property shared by Woods and his then partner, Christina Wright.

Wright admitted causing the suffering of a third Staffordshire bull terrier, which she owned, but for which the pair shared responsibility.

Prosecutor Hugh Rowland told the court that Scooby was found locked in a dark, dirty, cramped and cold conservatory.

David Woods’ dog Scooby was severely emaciated when rescued

“There was an evident lack of suitable diet,” added Mr Rowland, who explained the other dog was also severely underweight, with poor teeth, dry and scaly ears, overgrown nails, a coat containing flea dirt, a lump on the chest, three mammary masses and a hernia on the left side.

Scooby has gained weight since being in the care of the RSPCA.
Scooby has gained weight since being in the care of the RSPCA.

“In the vet’s opinion, they were subject to malnutrition and emaciation, had poor skin and coat, and were chronically undernourished,” he said.

Woods' other dog Alena was also in a very poor condition when rescued.
Woods’ other dog Alena was also in a very poor condition when rescued.
Alena after receiving RSPCA treatment
Happily she too has recovered well in the care of the RSPCA.

Woods, who communicates through sign language, claimed the dogs were fed twice daily, but that both had suffered recent bouts of vomiting and diarrhoea.

He said the lump on one of the dogs “grew quickly” and that the hernia was the result of breeding.

Mark Holt, mitigating, said Woods denied throwing a dog against a wall and claimed to have sought veterinary help.

“His lack of speech and hearing made it difficult,” said Mr Holt.

“Lack of finance meant he could not secure private veterinary care, or through charity, he says.

“He accepts he took his eye off the ball but maintains the dogs were ill in preceding days and weeks. There is no suggestion of deliberate harm.”

Sentencing:
Woods: total of £845 fine and costs; ban on keeping animals (duration unspecified in article).

Wright: conditional discharge; £100 contribution towards costs; disqualified from keeping dogs (duration unspecified in article)

Source: East Anglian Daily Times (article removed)

21 thoughts on “Ipswich, Suffolk: David Woods and Christina Wright”

  1. As of this publication I am writing to you to request you to remove the picture of the couple. This is because the picture is of myself and my partner. The male in this picture is of myself not David Woods. My details will be on the mandatory fields. I have contacted the RSPCA and the police about this matter with a reported ref number. I await your reply.

    1. Okay, I’ve sorted it but I see she’s looking to get another dog. This cannot happen. No more animals will suffer at the hands of this demented woman.

      1. Police will be informed today you have now put a pic of a lady and a baby on here so you best take it off as it is not right to put children on here

        1. The “lady” is a convicted animal abuser who’s currently trying to get her hands on another dog. The baby’s face is heavily pixellated.

  2. You best take my pic and my baby of here as police know about you putting photo on here so you need to remove it you have no right putting pic of my child on here

  3. I dont now who you think you are keep your nose out and you have been report to the police there are looking in to this as you have not got your story right and till you now the truth keep your nose out of my business

    1. I have seen multiple posts on your FB in which you are looking for another dog. Haven’t you done enough damage? So, no, I will not be keeping my nose out.

  4. And as for your info christina wright did not get life time ban she has a cat and he is fine and cared for very well

  5. As for you info misanthropic they are not my dogs so get your things right and I am not a female better so why is my cat still with me then if you thing I am so bad if I was banned then I would not have a cat I would not be allowed any pets so you need to keep your nose out and till you now the truth and for your info people are looking in to you and you have been report

    1. People like you are the reason we exist. You have clearly learned nothing and now more animals will suffer because of your ineptitude and the failure of the courts to impose a lifetime ban on you. Why don’t you just accept that you are not a fit person to have a pet and move on?

      1. And I told you not to text me any more as police are looking in to you so keep your nose out and get a life that’s what you have not got you need to keep putting your nose in to thing that have anything to do with you so get a life

        1. I am not “texting” you. You commented on my website and I am responding to those comments. You really aren’t very bright, are you? Let me make it very clear that if I get wind that you have acquired another dog I will have no hesitation in reporting you to the authorities. You have been warned.

  6. And the police have seen what you have sent me there are look in to this as you have bot right to do this with out knowing all the story and the right one not a made up story thats what you have done so you will be getting done doe this as putting wrong info and you will be report your self

    1. You’re the one that was about to break the law trying to get ahold of some poor dog to neglect and starve, when you’re banned by the court. You’re a disgrace.

  7. You are that one that’s putting your nose in things that you dont know about SO KEEP YOUR NOSE OUT like I said police are watching your web site

    1. Well unfortunately for you I haven’t broken any laws as all of the information I publish is already in the public domain. Also, most coppers despise animal abusers just as much as the rest of us.

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