Two Men Chopped A Dogs Head Off & Hung It On The Owner's Mother's Door Handle Following Pub Row
Two men from Lancashire, England, have been jailed for decapitating a dog and hanging its head on its owner's mother's front door in an act of "intimidation and revenge".
Two men who got into an argument in a pub with another customer took their brutal 'revenge' by cutting the head of a defenceless Yorkshire Terrier and hanging it on the victim's mother's front door.
A child discovered the severed head of the dog, Bailey, after it was hung on the door handle of a house in Chorley, Lancashire, England.
Preston Crown Court heard how Steven Robinson and Ashley Grundy killed the dog in a revenge attack following an argument with another customer at the Baron's Rest pub on May 19, 2018.
Grundy had made threats toward the victim while in the pub, and in the early hours of the following morning, the two men drove to the victim's house and stole the pet dog, Bailey.
They drove the dog back to the pub where they decapitated it and dumped its body in bushes wrapped up in a car mat.
Grundy and Robinson then drove to the victim's mother's house and hung the dog's head on her front door.
Police found CCTV footage showing Robinson discarding an item which later turned out to be the decapitated body of the Yorkshire Terrier.
Prosecutors described the horrific incident as an act of intimidation and revenge that was "intended to cause maximum fear to the victims."
Steven Robinson, of Lancaster, and Ashley Grundy, of Kirkham, were both jailed for 19 months for criminal damage and outraging public decency.
Lancashire Police Sergeant Paul Harrison said: "This was a lengthy investigation which involved a number of officers.
"Officers sat through hours of CCTV and had to go through distressing incidents to compare the DNA from Bailey's head and carcass to the DNA of the blood found in and on the vehicle that Grundy and Robinson were using.
"I'd like to thank all the officers involved who worked tirelessly to bring this investigation to a conclusion.
"I now hope that this can give some closure to the victim who lost a beloved pet due to the barbaric act of these two individuals."