#TheList Luke Hodgson, born c. 1996, and as at November 2019 of Nicholson Street, Hull HU5 1EY – suffocated a dog to death in campaign of domestic violence
Luke Hodgson, previously of Berkshire Street, east Hull, was sent to prison after he suffocated the terrier and assaulted a woman.
Hodgson was also found guilty of assault after beating a woman and grabbing her by the throat.
Magistrates said the offence was so serious because it involved the “death of [an] animal and fear of serious injury to complainant”.
Hodgson, who is originally from Radcliffe in Bury, Greater Manchester, has previous convictions for threatening with a bladed article, violence, a racially aggravated public order offence and having an imitation firearm.
A restraining order was issued preventing Hodgson from contacting the woman until October 15, 2020.
Sentencing: jailed for 12 weeks. Ordered to pay £115 surcharge. Banned from keeping animals for ten years.
November 2019 update: Hodgson has been jailed again, this time for 12 months, after admitting three common assaults, possession of a bladed article, and assaulting an emergency worker. Hodgson’s lawyer told the court that his client had “a background of underlying mental health problems”.