Scum pleads guilty


GRIMSBY man Mark Smith has this morning pleaded guilty to 13 animal cruelty charges.

The 53-year-old, of Broadway, appeared at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court within the last half an hour.

He was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, and spoke only to confirm his details and enter pleas.

He admitted:

  • Being present at an animal fight between a fox and a dog.
  • Aiding and abetting Liam Ardito in causing unnecessary suffering to a fox by causing it to be attacked by a dog.
  • Two counts of aiding and abetting Liam Ardito and Gary Cannon in causing unnecessary suffering to a fox by causing it to be attacked by a dog.
  • Being present at a fight between a dog and a badger.
  • Being found, in Broadway, in possession of a trap for the trapping of wild birds.
  • Aiding and abetting Liam Ardito and Gary Cannon in causing unnecessary suffering to two terrier dogs by causing them to fight with a fox.
  • Aiding and abetting an unknown person to cause unnecessary suffering to a fox by causing it to be attacked by a dog.
  • Together with Liam Ardito, at Littlecoates Road, causing an animal fight between two dogs and an unknown animal.
  • Together with Gary Cannon, causing unnecessary suffering to a fox by causing it to be attacked by a dog.
  • With Liam Ardito, causing unnecessary suffering to a black and tan terrier by causing it to fight with an unknown animal.
  • Possessing a wild bird, namely a curlew.
  • Possessing a wild bird, namely a rook.

His co-defendants are also appearing in court today.

http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/UPDATE-Mark-Smith-pleads-guilty-13-animal-cruelty/story-18288165-detail/story.html

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