Monday, February 5, 2018

HUDDERSFIELD, WEST YORKSHIRE ENGLAND - THERE'S A TRIAL GOING ON FOR CHARGES AGAINST THE NUTTER WHO OWNED A MEAT GRINDER THAT KNOCKED DAVID ELLAM DOWN AND DRAGGED HIM AROUND IN THE STREET OUTSIDE HIS HOME ... HE WAS A DOG LOVER BUT HE HAD COMPLAINED LOUDLY ABOUT THE DOG HE WAS WORRIED WAS A BANNED BREED ...A PIT BULL TERRIER... NO ONE IN THE WHOLE OF ENGLAND WOULD COME AND SAVE HIS LIFE AS HE SCREAMED AND SCREAMED FOR HELP!!!

A dog seized by police killed a man a week after it was handed back to its owner because it was not deemed a dangerous breed, a court heard.
David Ellam, 52, was mauled by a mongrel  BULL TERRIER  called Alex outside his flat and died later the same day in hospital in August 2016.  Leeds Crown Court heard neighbours listened to Mr Ellam's panicked screams as he was attacked as one even fetched a knife to stab the dog before a police officer sprayed a fire extinguisher in its face, at which point he was released.


Alex, a five-year-old female dog, then attacked Mr Ellam's terrier Rollo, the jury was told.
Richard Walters, prosecuting, told the court that Alex had a history of attacking people and, in 2012, a court granted a dog control order against her owner, Aaron Joseph, who lived in a flat above Mr Ellam in Huddersfield, West Yorks.
But, he said, Joseph ignored the conditions.
After an incident two months before his death, Mr Ellam raised concerns that Alex may be a banned  ......PIT BULL TERRIER.... the prosecutor said.
Police seized the dog but returned her on August 8 - a week before Alex escaped from her kennel in the communal garden of the flats and killed Mr Ellam.
Mr Walters said that, five days before the fatal attack, a dog warden visited Joseph and gave him 21 days to comply with the conditions of the order made four years before.
The prosecutor said Mr Ellam was attacked after he went out of his flat in Riddings Road, Huddersfield, probably to walk Rollo, on August 15 2016.
"Just after 9.30am, neighbours heard Mr Ellam shouting 'Help me, please somebody help me'," he said.
"Mr Ellam was by his door and Alex was seen to have hold of him by the arm. She was panting and scraping her paws on the ground.
"Alex at some stage then bit Mr Ellam's leg. His cries for help were becoming more desperate and people could see there was a lot of blood around."
The prosecutor went on: "Alex was growling and snarling and Mr Ellam was heard to say he couldn't take much more. Ominously, his cries became fewer and further apart.
"Mr Ellam was seen to be unconscious and it was noted that the dog was dragging him."
After the police officer managed to get the dog to release Mr Ellam "Alex then turned on Mr Ellam's dog, Rollo, and, at one stage, was seen to have him in her mouth," Mr Walters said.
The prosecutor said Mr Ellam died from his injuries in hospital later that day.
Joseph, 30, denies being the owner of a dog which caused death while it was dangerously out of control.
Mr Walters will continue opening the case on Monday afternoon.


Aaron Joseph arrives for his court hearing at Kirklees magistrates court, Huddersfield.
David Ellam, 52, was heard screaming for help as he was mauled in the street by the five-year-old female dog Alex which belonged to his upstairs neighbour Aaron Joseph, 30.
Mr Ellam was walking his Yorkshire terrier Rolo when he was set upon by the snarling animal which had dug its way out of a pen erected by its owner in his back garden, a jury heard.
The worried school lollipop man and his partner had previously raised concerns the pooch – already the subject of a dog control order – was a banned pitbull breed.
Officers went to Mr Joseph's home in Huddersfield, West Yorks, and seized the dog for investigation but returned it to its owner.
Leeds Crown Court heard the animal had attacked three other neighbours and a council workman.
In 2012 Mr Joseph – a postman - was told to comply with a dog control order demanding it be neutered, insured and micro-chipped.
But it is alleged by the prosecution he ignored all the terms of the order.
Mr Joseph denies being the owner of a dog that caused Mr Ellam's death while dangerously out of control.
Richard Walters, prosecuting, said neighbours heard Mr Ellam shouting "help me, please somebody help me", when the dog attacked him on August 15, 2016.
"Alex had hold of him by the arm," Mr Walters said.
"She was panting and scraping her paws on the ground.
"She then bit his leg and Mr Ellam's cries for help were becoming more desperate."People could see there was a lot of blood.











"Alex was growling and snarling and Mr Ellam was heard to say he could not take much more.
"Ominously his cries became weaker and further apart.
"He fell unconscious and the dog was now dragging him.”
Neighbours called police who turned a fire extinguisher on the dog to force it to release Mr Ellam who died later in hospital.
He had previously complained the dog used to watch him and may be a banned breed – prompting police to seize it while they investigated.
But they returned it the week before.
A council dog warden also visited Mr Joseph five days before the fatal attack, the jury heard.
He had given Mr Joseph 21 days to comply with the terms of a dog control order and sent him a voucher to help with the cost of having the animal neutered.
Mr Walters said Mr Ellam's death was "entirely avoidable" and "caused by the behaviour" of Mr Joseph.
The trial continues.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nobody owns a dog which has killed or maimed someone. Clearly it's a stray dog or a neighbor's dog. Owners of vicious dogs are rarely held accountable for the damage their dogs do. Having said that, I find it laughable that animal control and courts demand vicious dogs be spayed/neutered as if the surgical procedure is connected to the dogs' teeth. I think it's a great idea to prevent these dogs from having offspring. However, the humane societies and rescue groups need to call sterilization surgery exactly that. I do agree that neutering male dogs does reduce aggression between two male dogs. However, spaying females can increase the level of aggression. Dogs such as pitbulls do not show normal greeting behavior, do not check the sex of dogs they attack, and attack dogs with total disregard for the sex of the victims. They do they same with people. Therefore, I have absolutely no understanding as to why authorities would leave a vicious dog with its irresponsible owner for any reason. Nor should any rescue group rehome a dangerous dog with the idea it isn't dangerous because it is spayed/neutered.

Anonymous said...

"He had previously complained the dog used to watch him and may be a banned breed – prompting police to seize it while they investigated.
But they returned it the week before."

The police are just as responsible, SUE THEM TOO!

I would love to see a picture of the killer! The behavior alone indicates it is a pit bull. How can police be so stupid? There are DNA tests that can determine dog breeds!

I hope the killer was put to sleep! I can just see the idiots keeping the killer alive while the case is in court.