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Dog choker appeals prison sentence
A MAN jailed for choking his own dog to death with its lead has appealed his jail sentence.
Leslie Bassnett, aged 21, of Arpley Street, will attempt to overturn the 20 week prison sentence imposed for killing dog Tyson.
The defendant was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to his dog at Warrington Magistrates Court last month.
He tortured the Staffordshire bull terrier by tying its lead around its legs and then strangling it with the choke chain.
The appeal will be heard on Monday, January 28 at Warrington Crown Court.