Ex ‘most wanted’ woman jailed

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A woman who was once on Lancashire Police’s most wanted list has been jailed by a judge.

Sonia Dickinson was described as “vanishing” when she should have been keeping in touch with her probation officer.

She had been put on a court order after pleading guilty to cruelty to a Rottweiler dog which she had kept in a bedroom for weeks, had never walked or named and which was so emaciated when it was found it had to be put down.

Dickinson, 26, of Foxhall Road, Blackpool, who runs a shop selling baby clothes, pleaded guilty to breaching a suspended sentence.

She was sentenced to 21 days jail by District Judge David Purcell sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Charmain Moulds, prosecuting for the probation service, said Dickinson had previously been sentenced to 28 days in jail suspended for 12 months, put on 12 months supervision and ordered to do 40 hours unpaid work for the community after admitting two offences of cruelty to a dog.

The prosecutor said Dickinson failed to keep in touch with her probation officer.

Brett Chappell, defending, said at the time his client breached the court 
order she had been in a relationship with a man who abused her.