Teenager appears in court after alleged break-in at a cat sanctuary
1 Aug 2016
Frank Lyn Lewis is accused of stealing 10 cats and of causing the unnecessary suffering of two cats by stabbing one and shooting and stabbing the other
An 18-year-old has denied burglary following an alleged break-in at a cat sanctuary.
Teenager Frank Lyn Lewis will appear at Swansea Crown Court next month accused over the alleged incident at the Y Nant Cat Sanctuary in Port Talbot on Saturday.
Lewis is accused of stealing 10 cats and of causing the unnecessary suffering of two cats by stabbing one and shooting and stabbing the other.
The defendant, of Penderyn Road, Croeserw, pleaded not guilty to the burglary charge when he appeared at Swansea Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
No pleas were entered in the other matters.
The court heard the animal sanctuary was broken into some time between 10am and 7pm on Saturday with 10 of its elderly animals being stolen.
Three cats were subsequently found dead nearby while another three were found alive in a cage in a field.
The remainder have not been found.
Magistrates declined jurisdiction in the case and Lewis was released on conditional bail to appear at crown court on September 2.
A 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due to appear in court on August 11 in relation to the same incident.
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