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Luton couple given jail sentences for animal cruelty

Credit: RSPCA

A couple from Luton have been jail sentences after allowing one of their dogs to attack another so badly he died.

Lisa Dolor and Dwain Warrington pleaded guilty to charges under the Animal Welfare Act.

Warrington admitted causing unnecessary suffering to Tyson, a young male black mastiff, by housing him in circumstances which allowed him to be attacked by another dog. He was sentenced to 16 week custodial sentence.

Dolor admitted not meeting the needs of Tyson and was given a 16 prison sentence, suspended for a year. They were both banned from keeping animals for 10 years.

"It is the owner's responsibility to make sure their animals are safe at all times, and are not at risk. Yet Tyson had neglectfully been left in danger, despite previous warnings and advice given by us, and local dog wardens from Luton Borough Council, to keep the dogs apart when unsupervised.On its own this would have been a tragic accident, but this was the second time we have been called to this address and the second time a dog has been killed. We have to make sure this doesn't happen again.

– RSPCA inspector Stephanie Law


'Britain First' leaders to attend Luton march after bid to stop them is rejected

A previous march from 'Britain First'. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Britain First' leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen will be able to attend a demonstration by the far-right group in Luton today after Bedfordshire Police failed in their bid to stop them from coming to the town.

The force had applied for an injunction, but it was rejected by the High Court yesterday.

An interim civil injunction was handed down though which means that Golding and Fransen won't be able to display banners which incite racial hatred and must stick to a designated route.

They will be able to make speeches and take part in the march however.

Injunction obtained against Britain First

Picture from previous Britain First march.

Bedfordshire Police has obtained an interim civil injunction against Britain First organisers Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen.

The ruling was made at the High Court in London earlier today.

However the court has ruled that both organisers will be able to attend Luton for the planned demonstration tomorrow.

The injunction bans either Paul Golding or Jayda Fransen (either by themselves or by instructing or encouraging or giving permission to any other person) from:

  • Entering any mosque or Islamic Cultural Centre or its private grounds within England or Wales without prior written invitation.
  • Publishing, distributing or displaying, or causing to be published, distributed or displayed any words or images, whether electronic or otherwise which having regard to all the circumstances are likely to stir up religious and/or racial hatred.
  • Using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour thereby causing harassment, alarm or distress to any person.
  • Carrying or displaying in Luton on Saturday, 27 June, at or in connection with the march by 'Britain First' any banner or sign with the words 'No More Mosques', or similar words or words to like effect.

Police were also given the power of arrest should either party breach any of the terms of the injunction.

A full hearing will be held at a later date.

Today's the hottest day of the year... but next week will be even hotter

Temperatures at 3pm in the East of England. Credit: Met Office.

It's been the hottest day of the year so far in the UK and in the Anglia region.

A break in the clouds allowed temperatures to climb to 27.7ºC at Writtle in Essex this afternoon.

This beat the previous maximum temperature this year of 26.0ºC at Shoeburyness in Essex.

Gravesend in Kent saw the UK's hottest temperature as the mercury climbed to 27.8ºC, narrowly beating Writtle for the top spot.

Sunshine over Yaxley this morning, on the hottest day of the year so far Credit: Dave Bradley

Today's record is unlikely to last longer than a few days.

Although it will feel fresher at the weekend, the weather turns even hotter next week. It is now thought likely that temperatures will exceed 30ºC across large parts of the Anglia region, away from the coast.

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