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Police handler who let two dogs die in car given ownership ban

PUBLISHED October 12, 2011

Ian Craven cannot own or keep dogs for three years after pleading guilty over deaths during hot weather A former police dog handler has been banned from owning or keeping dogs for three years, after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to two dogs that died in his car during hot weather in June. Ian Craven, 50, from Staines was told by district judge Daphne Wickham at Westminster magistrates court that she understood the effect his actions had on his professional life She said: "I accept it has brought your illustrious career as a sergeant to an end, it may have damaged your wife's career and your reputation with all those around you, and that in itself is a punishment." He was also ordered to pay ?3,240 costs. Crime Animals © 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds