Boxer told to pay up after hurling pets out of window

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
  • He slowly squeezed the breath out of them before throwing them from a bedroom window into a garden where they died of their injuries
  • Ryan Skivington, 26, admitted criminal damage to the pets being reckless as to whether they would be destroyed
  • Skivington, of Elizabeth Close, Staining, also admitted criminal damage of an iPad worth £350 and damaging a TV set and cooker during a vodka fuelled rampage
  • Blackpool magistrates ordered him to pay £50 compensation to the youngster so she can buy two replacement guinea pigs
  • He must pay £50 towards a new computer and £150 compensation to his adult victim
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A boxer who killed a little girl’s pet guinea pigs in front of her has been ordered to pay for her heartbreak.

The girl watched as professional lightweight Ryan Skivington picked up nine-week- olds Ant and Dec.

He took one in each hand. He held them for a time and then threw them out of the window where they met their demise

He slowly squeezed the breath out of them before throwing them from a bedroom window into a garden where they died of their injuries, a court heard.

As he did so he shouted: “That’s where all my money has gone...on guinea pigs. And you are throwing me out.”

Skivington, 26, admitted criminal damage to the pets being reckless as to whether they would be destroyed.

Blackpool magistrates ordered him to pay £50 compensation to the youngster so she can buy two replacement guinea pigs.

Chairman of the Bench Pamela Haslam told Skivington, who works for his mother’s property company,: “This must have been very, very distressing for this child. Her pets have been destroyed by you in front of her own eyes.”

Skivington, of Elizabeth Close, Staining, also admitted criminal damage of an iPad worth £350 and damaging a TV set and cooker during a vodka fuelled rampage through the home of his ex fiancé in Blackpool.

The court heard he had downed 14 double vodkas during a drinking session with his ex’s father.

When he returned to her home she suggested he sleep off the alcohol.

But the couple rowed and at one stage the boxer started to use his skills punching his victim’s chest “hard and fast like I was a man”.

He admitted assaulting the woman, who fled the house after the guinea pig incident.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, told the hearing: “He went into the girl’s bedroom and took the pets out of their cage.

“He took one in each hand. He held them for a time and then threw them out of the window where they met their demise.”

“He was shouting, ‘All my money has gone on guinea pigs and you want me to leave’.”

The prosecutor said when Skivington was interviewed by police he could remember little about what had happened.

Mitch Serangi,defending, told the court: “At the start of proceedings against him he was remanded in custody for three days and that was a shock to someone who has not been behind bars before.”

As well as the compensation order to the girl Skivington must keep a four week curfew and serve a 12 month community order.

He has already replaced the TV set and cooker and must pay £50 towards a new computer and £150 compensation to his adult victim.

He must also stay away from his ex fiance for two years, he was ordered by the courts.