Squad­die or­ders dog to kill pussy

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A SICKO sol­dier has been banned from keep­ing an­i­mals af­ter telling his pet pit­bull to “kill” a cat.

Squad­die Howard Jones, 22, told his dog Enzo to at­tack a white tabby scream­ing: “Kill it! Kill it! Get it! Get it!”

The cat, called Squea, re­ceived hor­rific in­juries and later had to be put down.

Jones, of Llan­dudno, North Wales, ad­mit­ted pos­sess­ing the dan­ger­ous dog and caus­ing un­nec­es­sary suf­fer­ing to the cat.

But his dog was al­lowed to live.

Jones re­ceived an 18-month com­mu­nity or­der and was fined £100.

He was also or­dered to pay £300 costs, £240 com­pen­sa­tion and a £15 vic­tim sur­charge by Llan­dudno mag­is­trates. dead in Jan­uary 1993 as he queued for a take­away in Moss Side.

When he was killed com­mu­nity lead­ers re­sponded and launched the ‘Enough is Enough’ cam­paign with posters and an or­gainised cam­paign to keep young­sters out of gangs.

Along with a po­lice crack­down it gave a tem­po­rary respite from the slaugh­ter – but it couldn’t last.

One res­i­dent of the Ord­sall Es­tate, who does not want to be named for fear of reprisals, said: “This will never end.

“Ev­ery time there’s a step for­ward we take a step back. Ev­ery time one of these bas­tards is killed or one of them is sent to jail there’s some­one to step up and take their place.

“It’s like a pro­duc­tion line of evil, there’s so much money and so-called hon­our in­volved that these kids are will­ing to risk their lives and their free­dom to deal drugs.

“They get re­spect, power and money – it’s ir­re­sistible to them.”

Af­ter the lull fol­low­ing Benji’s death vi­o­lence broke out again, and at its height in the late 90s the wars be­tween the Gooch, Dod­ding­ton, and two other gangs – the Longsight Crew and the Pitt Bill Crew – alone left 27 dead and 250 wounded over a blood-soaked five years.

But po­lice re­acted strongly and they have scored huge suc­cesses with many of the gang lead­ers from the late 1990s now in jail or dead.

of the Dod­ding­ton Gang was Ian Mcleod, who is cur­rently serv­ing 21 years for his part in an at­tempted as­sas­si­na­tion at the Brass Han­dles pub in Sal­ford in 2006.

The 46-year-old ruled his patch with an iron fist dur­ing the long run­ning turf war with the Gooch Close Gang and he was de­scribed by a judge as the “leader of the pack”.

He was caught when the hit on a Gooch Close mem­ber he’d or­gan­ised back­fired and his own two gun­men were killed.

The Gooch Close lead­ers are also

IN­NO­CENT VIC­TIMS: Benji Stan­ley and Anuj Bidve

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