Tag Archives: West Sussex

Chichester, West Sussex: John Henry Brazil

#TheList Gypsy John Henry Brazil, born 24/06/1998, of The Hawthornes, Clayton Lane, Chichester PO20 8JQ – failed to look after a bay mare

Convicted animal abuser John Henry Brazil, is banned from keeping horses for three years

Brazil admitted causing unnecessary suffering by failing to address the cause of the horse’s “poor bodily condition”.

160 hours of unpaid work; 20 rehabilitation sessions; total of £385 in costs and charges. Banned from keeping horses for three years.

The Argus

Update January 2020:
Brazil was back in court for failing to abide by his community order. He admitted breaching a community order by failing to attend an office appointment on October 21, 2019, and unpaid work on November 24, 2019. The community order was revoked and he was dealt with for the original offence, receiving a 10-week prison sentence for causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, a bay mare, by failing to explore and address the cause of her poor bodily condition in Clappers Lane, Earnley, between August 26, 2018, and October 26, 2018.

Chichester Observer

Marylebone, London: Sebastian Conceicao

#TheList Sebastian Conceicao, born c. 1965, whose address was given in court as Dorset Street, Marylebone, London W1U – caused unnecessary suffering to a goose by leaving it tethered by twine.

The incident took place in Worthing, West Sussex. The goose suffered an injury to its leg.

Total costs and charges of £514.03. Disqualified from keeping any animal for 12 months (expires November 2019).

Worthing Herald court round-up

Aldingbourne, West Sussex: Martin Cox

#TheList Martin James Cox, born c. 1964, of Hook Lane, Aldingbourne, West Sussex – kicked his dog repeatedly in the ribs

Dog abuser Martin James Cox from Aldingbourne, West Sussex
Violent drunk Martin James Cox is banned from keeping animals until May 2020

Cox was walking his pet Rottweiler in Bognor Regis in the early hours of September 14, 2017, when a taxi worker saw him kicking his dog in the ribs.

Cox pleaded not guilty to the charge of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

Cox said he had been at Bognor Regis beach earlier in the day with pet Rocky. He then went to a pub before making his journey home along London Road towards the railway station.

Nicole Redman, who works for Yellow Star taxis, told the court: “I was outside having a conversation with some drivers and I saw a man walking down the high street, staggering all over the place with a dog on a lead.

“My thoughts were that he was obviously drunk.

“I saw him kick the dog in the ribs at least three times. It was quite a forceful, purposeful kick like kicking a football. It upset me and made me worried for the dog.”

Ms Redman called the police after seeing the incident.

Officers arrested Cox at about 12.10am.

Giving evidence, Cox stated he had not kicked Rocky but ‘swiped along him with his foot’ to encourage him to walk in the right direction.

He added: “Rocky wanted to go towards the sea and he was pulling against the direction I was going.

“I would never kick Rocky, he is my baby and I love him.”

Giving the verdict, a magistrate said: “There is no dispute that you kicked him from the CCTV footage we have seen.

“Most reasonable people would identify what we saw as a kick.

“It is clear you have no real recall of that night, you were drunk.

“As a dog owner you should have known that the act of kicking would cause unnecessary suffering and your actions could have been avoided.”

Cox was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

Sentencing: ordered to pay a total of £882. Banned from owning or looking after any animal for three years (expires May 2020).

Bognor Regis Observer

Crawley, West Sussex: Urfan Ahmed

#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 

Backyard breeder Urfan Ahmed repeatedly ignored court orders banning him from keeping dogs.

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.

Backyard breeder Urfan Ahmed repeatedly ignored court orders banning him from keeping dogs.

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.

Crawley Observer

Whitehawk, Brighton: Derek Goldsmith

#TheList Derek Goldsmith, born c. 1949, of Kingfisher Court, Albourne Close, Brighton BN2 5FX – neglected his dog so badly her front paws dropped off

Neglected dog Florence - as found and following treatment
Elderly Florence also had infections in her eyes and ears and her teeth were so rotten that they had to be taken out.

Shih-tzu cross Florence was found in an appalling state when RSPCA inspectors visited the home of Derek Goldsmith after receiving a tip-off.

The 14-year-old pet had more than 1.5kg of matted fur and when it was clipped it was discovered she had lost her front paws through lack of circulation.

In addition, her eyes and ears were infected, she was suffering from gastroenteritis and her teeth were so rotten they all had to be removed by the vet.

Goldsmith admitted failing to provide Florence with veterinary care for her severed front paws and failing to get treatment for her severe dental disease.

RSPCA inspector Tony Woodley said: “This was one of the most shocking cases of long-term neglect I have witnessed in my 17 years as an inspector.

“As well as her missing paws she had to have more than 1.5kg of matted, encrusted fur removed.

“I am satisfied that the sentence reflects the severity of this neglect and pleased that a ban on keeping animals has been handed out” he added.

Florence went on to make a remarkable recovery.

Vets worked hard to treat her conditions and students at a local college even created a harness on wheels to help her get around without paws.

She was also rehomed with a new owner.

Sentencing: four-month prison sentence suspended for 18 months; community integration order; costs of £2,301. Banned from keeping animals for five years (expired 2018)

Daily Record

Crawley, West Sussex: Nadine Marie Trewin

#TheList Nadine Marie Trewin, born 29/08/1969, currently (2018) of Forge Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 1QR – cooked her pet cat in a microwave oven after she was bitten on the leg by a flea

Mother-of-two Nadine Marie Trewer of Crawley microwaved a cat to death while drunk
Mother-of-two Nadine Marie Trewer of Crawley microwaved a cat to death while drunk

Mother-of-two Trewin had changed her plea and admitted cruelty during a trial at Horsham magistrates’ court in June 2001.

The court heard that Trewin had drunk seven cans of lager and two bottles of wine when the offence was committed.

She told the court that she had become angry when a flea from the 6yo tabby, who was called Sasha, bit her on the leg.

She said the cat jumped into the microwave before the door accidentally slammed shut, activating the oven.

She said the cat had cooked for less than a minute, but then the animal failed to move so she tipped her out of the oven from the kitchen window.

She later buried Sasha in the back garden.

Two days later Trewin told her friend Stacey Passmore that she had killed the cat.  Miss Passmore was so upset she decided to contact the RSPCA, which prosecuted Trewin.

The court was told that Trewin been suffering from depression and had been prescribed Prozac when the incident occurred.

Trewin’s lawyer said his client “didn’t intend to deliberately harm the cat” and read out a statement from her in which she described herself as having “strong feelings of love for animals”.

As Trewin left the court, animal rights protesters shouted: “Cat killer.”

The RSPCA, which brought the case to court, condemned Trewin’s five-year ban as “far too lenient”.

RSPCA spokeswoman Claire Kennet said: “We feel she should have received a lifetime ban because the act was deliberate.”

Two-year community rehabilitation order. Banned from keeping animals for five years.

BBC News