XL Bully owner jailed for dog attack near Gaydon - The Leamington Observer

XL Bully owner jailed for dog attack near Gaydon

Leamington Editorial 24th Apr, 2024   0

A MAN whose XL Bully dog attacked a another dogwalker near Gaydon has been jailed for a year.

Sean Thomas Peplow, of Ladbroke Road, Bishops Itchington was imprisoned at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday April 17 for the attack that happened on November 13 2022. The 35-year-old had pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.

The victim – a man in his 40s – was walking his dogs in fields near to junction 12 of the M40 when the attack happened. He reported three or four dogs coming out of the darkness to attack his dogs.

As the victim tried to intervene, he was bitten on the hand which caused serious tendon damage that required surgery.




Several minutes later Peplow arrived at the scene and attempted to get control of his dogs.

One of the victim’s dogs also had to be put down due to its injuries.


The following day Warwickshire Police was contacted by Peplow’s solicitor to say he agreed to be interviewed about the incident. He handed over the XL Bully but refused to provide any information on the other dogs reported to have been involved. Throughout police interview he refused to comment.

The courts also ordered this dog to be destroyed.

PC Irwin from Warwickshire Police said: “I would like to thank the victim for supporting this investigation and prosecution. He was left with a very serious injury, and I hope he can take some comfort from this outcome.

“Despite the severity of the attack Peplow made very little effort to cooperate with our investigation. In sentencing him the judge noted his lack of engagement and cooperation with police, and his attempts to minimise his culpability.

“I’d urge anyone with information in respect to dangerous dogs to report this to police so we can take the appropriate action.

“This can be reported to police via our website or by calling 101. You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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