Five years later and still at it – Two Ashington men convicted of badger digging


Men convicted of animal cruelty
Fri 22 Mar 2013

Two men from Ashington men have been convicted of animal cruelty offences.

33-year-old Christopher Hindmarsh, of Links View and 30-year-old Gavin Young, of Pont Street, were arrested in connection with tampering with a badger set in Longhorsley in April of last year.

The two men were charged after a joint investigation with the RSPCA, and they appeared at Bedlington Magistrates Court earlier this month – where they were found guilty of animal cruelty offences.

Hindmarsh was ordered to pay £320 court costs and Young was ordered to pay £338 court costs.

Hindmarsh – banned from keeping animals for three years – had both of his dogs seized by police due to the condition they were being kept with.

A mobile phone belonging to Young was also seized after images of animal cruelty were found on it.

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2013-03-22/men-convicted-of-animal-cruelty/

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