Man sentenced for dangerous dogs offences
A 28-year-old man has been sentenced today (Thursday 2 March) after admitting a string of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Tomas Evison, of Shirecliffe Road, Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this morning to be sentenced. At an earlier court hearing, he pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a fighting dog, one count of selling a fighting dog and one count of breeding fighting dogs.
He was sentenced to 80 hours unpaid work, 25 days supervision, a fine of £145 and banned from keeping, owning or participating in the keeping or selling dogs for five years by the magistrates. 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.
“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.
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