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.