Traveller who battered greyhound to death with a radiator ‘needs a pet for his mental health’

A pet-owner battered his greyhound to death with radiator after subjecting the animal to appalling cruelty, a court heard. Traveller Nelson Loveridge, 26, left ‘Dino’ in a pool of blood, Willesden magistrates heard. Police were called to his house on 19 August 2023 to check on Loveridge, who was subject to a conditional discharge for previous offences. Prosecutor Katie Weiss said: ‘Police who entered the property and found a dead dog. ‘The police entered the kitchen area and there was…

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