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Drug dealing dog fighter jailed - twice

A DRUG dealer who terrorised his neighbours with packs of fighting dogs has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for drugs offences.

Jason Raeburn, 27, of Jordan Close, South Harrow, Middlesex was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on October 2nd, for supplying crack cocaine from his council house.

Raeburn was ordered by the court to surrender £4,698 in drug profits to Harrow Police.

Detective Constable Peter Smith, from the Payback Unit, said: ‘This is an example of police using the powers to disrupt and remove the financial gains from committing crime. Anybody doing this could stand to lose everything they own.’

Raeburn faced a year in prison when he was sentenced two days later – this time at Harrow Crown Court - for allowing one of his dogs to attack local residents.

According to residents, Raeburn trained dogs to fight each other in his back garden.

A neighbour, who was too scared to be named, said: ‘He got into a routine of holding dog fights in his back garden every Friday afternoon. All I could do was sit here and listen to those dogs going at each other, it was terrifying.

‘One night I called the police because one of his dogs was fighting another outside. There was blood everywhere.’

He was also given an Anti-social behaviour order, banning him from owning or walking dogs for five years, at Harrow Crown Court.

Raeburn kept up to nine dogs in his small council owned bungalow and regularly staged fights between the animals according to witness statements taken from neighbours.