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 …

Emneth bird breeder found guilty of 10 bird offences

A bird breeder was warned to improve his record-keeping and stay out of trouble after being convicted of caging wild birds and causing unnecessary suffering to three birds. Edward William Easter, 72, was given a two-year conditional discharge at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Friday after being found guilty of 10 offences. Easter, of Hollycroft …