Two thugs have been jailed for 19 months for beheading a Yorkshire terrier and leaving his head on a doorknob after a row of pubs spiraled out of control
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Two thugs have been sentenced to 19 months in prison after beheading a Yorkshire terrier and leaving his head on a doorknob in revenge after a bar fight.
Ashley Grundy, 31, and Steven Robinson, 39, of Lancashire, beheaded Bailey the dog before dumping his body. The head was later discovered by a horrified child.
The evil duo had previously been involved in an argument with another customer who was threatened by Grundy at the Baron’s Rest pub in Astley Village near Chorley on May 19, 2018.
In the early hours of the next morning they drove to the victim’s house, stole his pet and drove back to the pub where they committed the gruesome act.
After dumping the dog’s body in the pub, they left the head on the doorknob of the victim’s mother’s home, who made the grisly discovery with her child.
Police launched an investigation into the incident and conducted an extensive investigation to bring the couple to justice.
After searching CCTV footage, officers uncovered images showing Robinson throwing an object into a bush that was wrapped in a car. The object later turned out to be Bailey’s decapitated body.
Grundy, of Preston Street, Kirkham, and Robinson, of Devonshire Street, Lancaster, were jailed at Preston Crown Court for criminal damage and outrage on public decency.
Sgt Paul Harrison of Lancashire Police said: “This has been a lengthy investigation involving a number of officers.
“Officials sat on CCTV for hours and went through harrowing incidents to compare DNA from Bailey’s head and cadaver to DNA from blood found in and on the vehicle Grundy and Robinson used.
“I would like to thank all the officers involved who worked tirelessly to bring this investigation to a conclusion.
“I hope now that this can bring closure to the victim who lost a beloved pet due to the barbaric act of these two individuals.”
The Crown Prosecutor described the incident as an act of vengeance and intimidation aimed at “inciting the greatest possible fear among the victims”.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/thugs-decapitated-dog-left-head-26972440 Thugs decapitated a dog and left its head on the doorknob in a "revenge" attack after the pub row