Penryn, Cornwall – Anthony Cockrell

#TheList Anthony Cockrell, born March 1959, of Littleoakes, Penryn TR10 8QE – stabbed family dog to death during a row

Anthony Cockrell pictured outside court
Anthony Cockrell

Cockrell stabbed springer spaniel Ozzy repeatedly with a carving knife. A five-inch-deep cut severed the dog’s jugular vein and he bled to death.

Cockrell’s attack on the seven-year-old pet occurred during a family row. Ozzy began barking and growling and jumping up at Cockrell, who then left the room and returned with a large kitchen knife. The dog was stabbed with it and the police and a vet were called.

Victim Ozzy the springer spaniel
Victim Ozzy died while protecting his family from violent Anthony Cockrell

Despite a desperate effort to save Ozzy, the dog died from his injuries.

Cockrell’s now ex wife said: “My dog bled to death. It was horrendous. I still haven’t been able to get any closure. He’d had a drink and was not a very calm man. I don’t want to talk to him and I don’t want to see him.”

Cockrell, who works as an aviation engineer, claimed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress after fighting in the Falklands War.

Sentence: 18-week prison sentence. Lifetime ban on keeping animals.
Falmouth Packet

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