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Daniel Williams, 30, jailed for more than four years after spate of crimes in Lowestoft area including killing and seriously injuring two cats





A 'controlling' man who caused 'untold damage to the lives of a number of people' through a spate of crimes including killing and seriously injuring two cats has been jailed.

Daniel Williams, 30, damaged a property in Lowestoft before killing a pet cat and leaving another with such serious injuries it had to be put down by a vet in 2022.

He also smashed windows of a business in the area and sent threatening messages including threatening to assault someone with a baseball bat.

Daniel Williams, 30, was jailed for more than four years after pleading guilty to a spate of crimes in the Lowestoft area. Picture: Suffolk Police
Daniel Williams, 30, was jailed for more than four years after pleading guilty to a spate of crimes in the Lowestoft area. Picture: Suffolk Police

Other offences were intentional suffocation and threatening to disclose private sexual photographs and images with intent to cause distress.

Williams, of no fixed address, was jailed for four years and six months at Norwich Crown Court on April 26 having pleaded guilty to eight offences.

They included two counts of sending an electronic communication containing a threat and two counts of damaging property.

He also admitted to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

Williams was given a 10-year disqualification order under Section 34 of the Animal Welfare Act.

It means he cannot own, keep or participate in the keeping of animals.

He was also given a 10-year restraining order.

Matthew Fox, detective constable, said: “Williams’ behaviour during this period was controlling, it was threatening and it was severe; culminating in the brutal attack on two defenceless and innocent animals.

“He failed to control his emotions in the most extreme manner and has caused damage to cars, buildings and businesses, but most of all he has caused untold damage to the lives of a number of people.

“Now he will have time in prison to consider the fear and pain he has put onto other people, in the knowledge that even once released, if he breaches the conditions placed on him, he will face yet further punishment.”