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Former Grantham man to be sentenced for dog fighting offences

A man and woman are due to appear in court on Monday (April 8) for sentencing in connection with an RSPCA investigation into dog fighting in Lincolnshire and Wales.

Former Grantham man John Knibbs, 55, and Kimberleigh Steele, 30, are due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on Monday - which is also National Dog Fighting Awareness Day - at 10am to be sentenced.

Knibbs and Steele, both of Polyanthus Drive, Sleaford, were previously convicted in their absence.

John Herbert Knibbs (7309196)
John Herbert Knibbs (7309196)

Knibbs was convicted of a number of offences under the Animal Welfare Act including keeping and training dogs for fighting, ear cropping and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog. Steele was convicted of aiding and abetting Knibbs in breaching a disqualification order.

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