Monday 26 June 2017

Man jailed after his seven-stone Bulldog killed his frail grandmother

When unemployed Greve was given the news his grandmother had died, he told police that his
When unemployed Greve was given the news his grandmother had died, he told police that his "life was over".

Benjamin Wright

A man whose dog killed his frail grandmother has been jailed for five and a half years.

Rhona Greve died after being bitten 16 times by her grandson's seven-stone American Bulldog called Solo.

Cardiff Crown Court heard that 23-year-old Craig Greve, who only came out of jail last year, had previously been banned from keeping dogs after a former pet of his attacked another animal.

Among the injuries widow Mrs Greve suffered included serious neck and face wounds as well as fractured ribs.

The 64-year-old, who had heart problems, died later the same evening in hospital and a court heard she may have survived had an ambulance not taken 98 minutes to arrive at her home in Ely, Cardiff.

When unemployed Greve was given the news his grandmother had died, he told police that his "life was over".

He pleaded guilty to one count contrary to the Dangerous Dogs Act - namely being the owner of a dangerously out-of-control dog which injured Mrs Greve resulting in her death.

Prosecution counsel David Elias accused the defendant of "intimidating" his grandmother into pretending Solo was her pet because it would get him out of trouble.

Mr Elias said: "He risked his grandmother's health in the ho

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