Man, 20, tagged after admitting digging into badger sett near River Tees
4 Feb 2014
Liam Robinson, 20, ran off after being spotted interfering with the sett – leaving his dog behind
A man has been given a curfew after being convicted of digging a badger sett.
A Farm Watch volunteer spotted Liam Robinson, of Neasham Road, Middleton St George, digging the sett along a hedge line near the River Tees at Over Dinsdale, near Middleton St George, last March.
As officers approached Robinson ran off, leaving his dog behind.
The 20-year-old had dug three holes deep into the sett.
Robinson was appearing for sentence before Northallerton magistrates after previously admitting interfering with a badger sett.
He was sentenced to a curfew to stay at his home address between 7pm and 7am every day until April 26, 2014.
The defendant will be tagged to ensure he complies with the order.
He was also ordered to pay £310 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
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