Shirebrook pair get lifetime dog ban

A Shirebrook man and woman have been banned from keeping dogs for life after they were found guilty of animal cruelty charges.

Sunday, 17th May 2015, 8:55 am

Keith Chapman, 37, and Karina Chapman, 25, both of Olive Avenue, were also ordered to pay £250 in costs each plus a £60 victim surcharge each after being convicted of causing their dogs, Phoenix and Oreo, to suffer unnecessarily at an earlier hearing.

Karina Chapman was also given a community order with 100 hours of unpaid work and Keith Chapman was given a curfew order from 7pm to 7am which will run alongside a previous order.

The dogs were found in October following a tip-off. German shepherd Phoenix and terrier Oreo had fur loss, fleas and flea allergies that had caused sores.