Tag Archives: Sheffield

Shirecliffe, Sheffield: Nisar Hussain

#TheList Nisar Hussain, born 12/10/1984, formerly of 70 Morgan Road, Sheffield S5 8QT and more recently 203 Emerson Crescent, Sheffield S5 7SY – left a dog to starve to death in his back yard

Nisar Hussain is finally behind bars – more than four years after first appearing in court after evading capture.

Hussain, who has links to St David’s in Pembrokeshire, Wales, pleaded guilty to two offences relating to a Bully Kutta dog called Bella in August 2016.

The case was adjourned for sentencing but he didn’t show up and a warrant had been out for his arrest since.

RSPCA chief inspector Lynsey Harris said: “It has been almost four years since Hussain failed to appear for sentencing in relation to what happened to this dog, the previous September.

“Bella’s body was discovered in the backyard of Hussain’s then Sheffield address (his foreign-born wife and mother of his children, Saiqa Nisar, still lives there) by the dog warden, who had been called the previous night under the guise that Hussain had taken the dog in as a stray.

“She was emaciated, covered in dirt, her face was in a pool of vomit and she was surrounded by mud, faeces and a large number of dog biscuits.

“However several witnesses, including myself, had seen the dog at the property going back to August 10 tethered in the yard, and had given advice on her care.”

Bully Kutta are a very large breed originating in Pakistan and not commonly kept in the UK.

Nisar Hussain was implicated in a 2013 high-profile ‘crash for cash’ case alongside others, but was ultimately acquitted

Sentencing: jailed for 18 weeks with a further 14 days for non-RSPCA related matters, plus 21 days for failing to surrender but to run concurrently. Ordered to pay £615 in costs and charges. Disqualified from keeping animals for life.

Doncaster Free Press

Hillfoot, Sheffield: Carolyn Ashton

#TheList Carolyn Ashton, born 14/03/1971, of 40 Otley Walk, Sheffield S6 3PX – kicked and dragged a terrified dog leaving him frightened and crying

Ashton admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a dog after she was caught kicking and dragging him in the street.

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how Ashton was seen mistreating the dog near McDonald’s restaurant, on Penistone Road, Sheffield.

Rob Coyne, prosecuting, said: “On July 20, in the early hours of the morning, police were called to an incident at McDonald’s on Penistone Road, Sheffield, to assist security with an aggressive female who was this defendant.

“The defendant was seen by others repeatedly kicking a dog which was with her and she was described as drunk and behaving in a disorderly manner.

“The dog was seized from the defendant and appeared in poor condition and was frightened and crying.”

Mr Coyne added the dog was examined by a veterinary surgeon and the dog was found to be in a poor condition covered in fleas and the vet stated the dog’s condition was among the worst cases for fleas he had ever seen.

Ashton pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal by kicking and dragging the dog by his lead and admitted a further count of causing unnecessary suffering to a dog by failing to obtain veterinary care and treatment.

She also pleaded guilty to being drunk-and-disorderly in a pubic place outside McDonald’s.

Sentencing: community order to last until September 2020, with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement. Fined £25 and ordered to pay £90 victim surcharge and £85 costs. It is not known if she was banned from keeping animals or if the dog was returned to her.

The Star

Firth Park, Sheffield: Ali El-Aridi

#TheList Ali El-Aridi, born c. 1996, of 89 Stubbins Lane, Sheffield S5 6QJ – kidnapped a sheep from a beauty spot and abandoned her in a suburban street; caught with extreme animal porn on his mobile phone

Pervert Ali El-Aridi from Sheffield kept animal porn and filmed himself on Snapchat stealing a sheep from a beauty spot

Ali El-Aridi filmed himself chasing a sheep along the banks of Ladybower Reservoir. When he eventually caught her, El-Aridi directed an expletive-filled rant at the animal, which he recorded on his phone.

He then drove the sheep to his home city and released her into a suburban area, again filming it all as he went.

The theft, in August 2018, came to the attention of Derbyshire Rural Crime Team after members of the public who witnessed the theft from the other side of the reservoir posted what they had seen on Facebook.

Within a day the sheep had been reunited with her owner, having been rescued from the Wincobank area of Sheffield by some of the local community, and El-Aridi was identified.

Officers examined El Aridi’s phone and found the evidence he had filmed, as well as two extreme pornographic material, specifically a collage picture of images of a dead cat in various sexual acts with a man, and a video of a horse involved in oral sex with a man.

El-Aridi admitted theft and was found guilty of possessing extreme pornography.

Pervert Ali El-Aridi from Sheffield kept animal porn and filmed himself on Snapchat stealing a sheep from a beauty spot

Speaking about the case PC Andy Shaw, Derbyshire Police’s Rural Crime Team, noted El-Aridi’s “sheer disregard” for the welfare of the sheep and that “he seemed to care significantly more about the mess it had made to his boot lining.”

Sentencing: 12-month community order of 100 hours of unpaid work. Ordered to pay £620 in costs.

Yorkshire Evening Post
BBC News

Arbourthorne, Sheffield: David James Walker

#TheList David James Walker, born c. 1986, Edenhall Road, Arbourthorne, Sheffield S2 caused unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

No further details currently available.

Sentencing: community order, rehabilitation activity requirement, total of £435 fine and costs; banned from keeping animals for four years.

Sheffield Star

Sheffield: Ashley Cooper and Katy Gordon

#TheList Ashley Cooper, born c. 1967, and Katy Gordon, born c. 1985, both of 54 Ronksley Road, Sheffield S5 0HF – failed to treat their crossbreed dog’s painful skin condition

Katy Cooper, Ashley Cooper and their neglected dog Sasha, who was suffering from a painful skin condition.

The RSPCA first contacted Ashley Cooper and Katy Gordon about their cross-breed dog, Sasha, in 2016, after concerns were raised about her welfare and skin condition.

Prosecutor Andy Cash said the couple initially heeded the RSPCA’s advice and took her to the vet, which led to her condition improving.

But in September 2018, the charity were contacted about Sasha’s welfare once again.

Sasha the dog neglected by Ashley Cooper and Katy Gordon

“She was [found to be] very low in weight, and her skin condition was frankly appalling…her skin was pustulating,” said Mr Cash, adding: “It’s the Society’s case that she was suffering for a considerable amount of time.”

He added: “Mr Cooper signed the dog over to the Society straight away, and with proper care, the dog has made a full recovery.”

Sasha the dog neglected by Ashley Cooper and Katy Gordon

When interviewed, Cooper and Gordon both admitted responsibility for Sasha, and described how they could not afford to take her to the vets, so attempted to treat her condition with products they had bought instead.

“There would have been all sort of alternatives available to them [to help with veterinary care], as I’m sure you will understand,” Mr Cash told the magistrates.

Mr Cash said the couple also owned cats and a Chihuahua dog; and said that while their cats were found to have fleas, there was no evidence of them being mistreated.

As a result, he asked for them to be banned from owning dogs specifically, which would allow them to keep their cats.

Cooper and Gordon were not represented in court.

Sasha has made a good recovery in the care of the RSPCA.

When asked if there was anything she would like the magistrates to take into consideration when passing sentence, Gordon said: “I’m really, really sorry.”

To the same question, Cooper replied: “I’m really, really sorry about what’s happened to Sasha. We have a disabled daughter and the Chihuahua is hers. She suffers from learning difficulties, and it’s going to be hard for her to understand where the dog has gone.”

Katy Gordon – 40 hours of unpaid work and 15 days of a rehabilitation activity requirement
Ashley Cooper – 60 hours of unpaid work.

Each was ordered to pay £185 in costs and banned from owning dogs for five years.

The Star

Sheffield: Frazer Hugh Massey and Zoe Natasha White

#TheList  Frazer Hugh Massey, born 20/03/1993, and Zoe Natasha White, born 11/03/1987, of 5x Morland Road, Sheffield S14 1TB  – abandoned two dogs to starve to death; only one survived

Frazer Massey and Zoe White left their two dogs behind when they fled their property in Moorends, Doncaster
Frazer Massey and Zoe White left their two dogs behind when they fled their property in Moorends, Doncaster

Frazer Massey and Zoe White left their property on Wembley Road, Moorends, Doncaster in June 2018. Their dogs – an eight-month-old Yorkie named Rexy and Jack Russell terrier Missy, aged seven – were locked in an upstairs bedroom with no food or water. Sadly Rexie had starved to death by the time they were discovered. Both dogs were riddled with fleas.

Frazer Massey and Zoe White left their two dogs behind when they fled their property in Moorends, Doncaster
Jack Russell Missy survived despite being abandoned in an empty property with no food or water

The pair admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the dogs by leaving them unattended without taking reasonable steps to ensure that adequate arrangements were made for their care.

RSPCA inspector Tamsin Drysdale said: “When I opened the door to the bedroom Missy ran straight past me, she was so desperate to get out.

“Then I saw the scratch marks in the carpet where the dogs had clearly been trying to escape.

Scratch marks on the bedroom flooring shows the dogs' desperation to escape
Scratch marks on the bedroom flooring shows the dogs’ desperation to escape

“I went downstairs and gave Missy some water, and she drank excessively and for a long period of time.

“Rexy wasn’t so lucky. His body was amongst the clothes, empty takeaway boxes and fizzy drink bottles on the floor.”

Veterinary examination found that Rexy was very thin and had a lot of flea dirt in his coat. A subsequent post-mortem found he had most likely starved to death.

Little Rexy was left to starve to death by his cruel owners Frazer Massey and Zoe White
Little Rexy was left to starve to death by his cruel owners Frazer Massey and Zoe White

Little Rexy was left to starve to death by his cruel owners Frazer Massey and Zoe White

Missy was found to be underweight by the vet. She was still very thirsty and hungry, drinking a large volume of water and eating ravenously when food was offered. She was very itchy and had lots of live fleas and flea dirt in her coat.

She was taken on by RSPCA Doncaster and Rotherham Branch Animal Centre in Bawtry, from where she has been happily rehomed.

The court heard that the couple had left the property on 9 June after an incident during which police were called and had never gone back.

The RSPCA was contacted by a concerned member of the public four days later and placed seals on the door to establish whether anyone was attending. Inspector Drysdale spoke with White the next day who said the 15-year-old daughter of a friend was attending, and they were returning the day after, but that didn’t happen.

Inspector Drysdale said: “It’s hard to imagine any circumstances where I would leave my dogs locked in a bedroom alone, without food or water, and without ensuring that someone was attending to them, like Massey and White did here.

“The animals were discovered after I got a call from White saying she wanted to rehome them and directing me to a spare key so that I could go and get them. If they’d done that sooner, both dogs might have survived.”

Both were given 14-week prison sentences, suspended for 12 months.  Massey was ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work while White was given a curfew order. They were ordered to pay a total of £265 costs and charges each. Both were disqualified from keeping dogs for life.

The Star

Sheffield: Jonathan Scott Farrand

#TheList Jonathan Scott Farrand, born c. 1975, of Quarry Lane, North Anston, Sheffield S25 4DB – banned from keeping pets for two years after punching a dog in the face

Farrand admitted at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 24 May 2018 to causing an animal unnecessary suffering.

The incident happened in Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Rotherham, in December 2017.

Sentencing: Farrand was ordered to pay £85 costs and banned from keeping animals for two years.

Rotherham Advertiser

Burngreave, Sheffield: Raeef Saeed

#TheList Raeef Saeed, born c. 1992, of 20 Melrose Road, Sheffield S3 9DN – glued a hamster to a plastic bottle in a ‘crucifixion pose’ for a sick Facebook selfie

Raeef Saeed from Sheffield posted a sick selfie to Facebook showing him torturing a hamster
Raeef Saeed from Sheffield posted a sick selfie to Facebook showing him torturing a hamster

In a prosecution case brought by the RSPCA, Saeed pleaded guilty to one offence under the Animal Welfare Act of causing unnecessary suffering to a small rodent by cruelly ill-treating the animal.

RSPCA inspector Jennie Ronksley said: “We got a call from a third party who had seen the ‘selfie’ then it ended up on Facebook and the post identified Saeed.

“I attended his house and he was shown a screenshot of the photo and admitted it was him. He was laughing and smiling – he couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about as he said he hadn’t killed it.

“He claimed the rodent was a wild mouse he’d caught on a glue board – though vets suspect it was in fact a pet Russian dwarf hamster and co-incidentally the defendant had owned a hamster and even showed me the empty cage.

“He said he’d prised the rodent off the glue board with a spoon and washed it under a tap with water during which time it was squealing.

“Glue boards are essentially just boards or trays of plastic, wood or cardboard coated in a extremely strong, immediately holding glue.

“They are horribly cruel and cause enormous suffering to the animals unfortunate enough to get stuck in them. The act of removing the rodent from this would have been horrific for the tiny creature.

“If that wasn’t enough he then stuck the poor animal to the bottle to take the photo before, he said, letting it go in the house somewhere.

“We don’t know what happened to it after that, no body was recovered, but it seems impossible that things ended well.”

Sentencing: 80 hours of unpaid work; costs and charges totalling £285. 12-month disqualification on keeping all animals.

The Sun

Sheffield: Tomas Evison

#TheList Tomas ‘Evo’ Evison, born 24/01/1989, most recent known address Woolley Wood Road, Sheffield S5 0UF – admitted  breeding, selling and possessing a number of fighting dogs, who the court ordered to be ‘destroyed’

Tomas Evison

Evison admitted two counts of possession of a fighting dog, one count of selling a fighting dog and one count of breeding fighting dogs. An order was also made to destroy the dogs.

In July 2016, officers from South Yorkshire Police executed a warrant at Evison’s address, where they found a male and female pit bull terrier – dogs which are banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act. The female pit bull terrier was found to be pregnant when officers seized the animals, but Evison disclaimed the litter.

Temporary Sergeant Matt Duffy from the Status Dogs team said: “Evison’s activities potentially put the lives of his family, friends and the wider community at risk by breeding and selling banned breeds.

“His actions could have led to the suffering of other dogs and animals, as well as the potential to cause significant distress to dog owners if their dogs have to be taken from them.

“We are committed to protecting our communities and will always investigate reports relating to the ownership, breeding and/or selling of banned breeds.”

Sentence: 80 hours of unpaid work, 25 days’ supervision, fined £145; banned from keeping, owning or participating in the keeping or selling dogs for five years (expires March 2022).

Sheffield Star

Sheffield: Simon Shepherd

#TheList Simon Shepherd, born 19/07/1983, of 26 Raeburn Way, Sheffield S14 1BX – terrorised American bulldog “Bronson”, brutally beating him with a metal pipe and broom and leaving him outside in all weathers

Evil: convicted dog abuser Simon Shepherd from Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Evil: convicted dog abuser Simon Shepherd from Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Four-year-old American bulldog Bronson was abused for most of his life by his sadistic owner Simon Shepherd. The terrified animal was brutally beaten with a metal pipe and broom handles and made to stay outside on a balcony with no shelter in all weathers.

Neighbours even saw Shepherd beat Bronson severely and then throw cold water over him before leaving him outside in the cold for hours. He was rescued by the RSPCA.

Shepherd was found guilty of causing Bronson unnecessary suffering and banned from keeping animals for 25 years.

Bronson was subjected to regular violent attacks at the hands of his cruel owner Simon Shepherd from Sheffield, UK
Shepherd’s victim Bronson was made available for rehoming after his recovery.

Bronson is now being looked after in a foster home but is looking for a forever family.

Sentence: 200 hours of unpaid work and 20 days of rehabilitation activity; total of £260 costs and fines; banned from keeping animals for 25 years

Source: The Star but original news item removed.