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dogfight

Air-to-air combat at a very close range and in visual contact with each other, at least initially. The result of any dogfight is dependent on the pilot's skill, the aircraft's performance, and the initial position. The most important factor is the pilot's skill. In the past, pilots tried to position their aircraft behind the enemy's and shoot it down. Today, it is only necessary to find a firing solution without being shot down.
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One of Angus' ancestors, the 8th duke Douglas, was notoriously bloodthirsty, delighting in dog fights and other blood sports in the mid-1700s.
It followed undercover footage of dog fights which were shown on BBC's Inside Out programme and handed to the RSPCA and Cleveland Police.
The SSPCA have dealt with dog fights which have been arranged months in advance, with people travelling long distances to attend a fight, typically at a farm or a factory unit on the edge of a town.
Mamoon Ahmed, 24, also of Phipson Road; Yasser Khalid, 25, of Rotton Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham; Nabeel Safdar, 25, of Ash Road, Saltley, Birmingham; Majid Mushtaq, 28, of Fletcher Road, Preston, Lancashire; and Imran Arif, 29, of Sandway Gardens, Washwood Heath, Birmingham, were all convicted of attending a dog fight.
However, when he inspected the rear of the property, he became suspicious that a dog fight was taking place as he heard dogs squealing in pain, he said.
Our source, who met Keating at several dog fights, says there is no question he is one of the main men in the brutal business both here and in Britain.
ead of hat ay And Hodgson, whose side travel to Podgorica for what could now be the defining game in the group next March, conceded: "I do accept it's going to be a bit of a dog fight - and there's nothing wrong with that.
Hussain, of Unett Street, Smethwick, appeared before city magistrates after pleading guilty to having the dogs while disquali- fied, three charges of possessing dangerous animals, having items designed for use in a dog fight and having equipment used for training the animals.
She said: ``The dog was certainly stolen and it looks as though he was taken away and used for dog fight training.
When we raid a dog fight we find appalling scenes of brutality and cruelty.
Kenny King, 35, of Ragnall, Notts has admitted dog fight charges and will be sentenced at a later date.
At least one group of illegal dog fight organisers recently provided twisted punters with a bloody side-show: cats being ripped to shreds by vicious dogs.