Crawley man banned from keeping dogs for 10 years

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A man who has breached his banning order three times has been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years.

A Sussex Police statement says that Urfan Ahmed from Burdock Close, Crawley was charged in July and again in August last year of breaching his ban disqualifing him from keeping a dog for five years and possessing a dog dangerously out of control.

He appeared at Horsham Magistrates Court this week and was found guilty of all three offences.

He was banned from owning a dog until 2023 and given a £1,585 fine.

The statement adds that his partner, Linda Hood of Clark Road, Crawley was also charged with being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control in July last year and was given a 24 month conditional discharge.

The 35-year-old was first charged with keeping a dog prohibited under the dangerous dogs act after his neice was killed by one of his dogs in April 2010.

Inspector Di Lewis said: “My officers have worked tirelessly for the last year and a half to bring Ahmed to the courts and secure this banning order to protect the public.

“We are pleased with this result as it shows we will not tolerate people not being able to control their dogs and will not let anyone get away with breaching a banning order for owning dogs. The magistrate told Ahmed during the trial that if he comes before the courts again for keeping dogs, he will be sent to prison.”