Kent Cockfighting Probe Sees Three Arrests

Three men have been arrested after approximately 170 live birds were found amid evidence of suspected illegal cockfighting at a farm.A number of dead cockerels were also discovered with their combs removed - believed to be a common practice when breeding for fighting - during the police raid in Iwade, Kent, on Monday morning.A suspected …

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Stephen Brown who took mobile phone pictures of his dogs killing a deer has been jailed

Blyth speed driver Stephen Brown jailed for animal cruelty by Brian Daniel, The Journal May 10 2013 Stephen Brown, 29, of Blyth who was jailed for animal cruelty A NORTHUMBERLAND man who took mobile phone pictures of his dogs killing a deer has been jailed. Stephen Brown, 29, of Blyth, was sentenced to 18 weeks …

Men suspected of using dogs to hunt and kill domestic and wild animals arrested

Animal cruelty suspects arrested in dawn raids in Darlington 3:00pm Wednesday 1st May 2013 Author By Hannah Bryan, Reporter (Darlington) MEN suspected of using dogs to hunt and kill domestic and wild animals received an early wake-up call when police and RSPCA officers swooped on their homes in a series of dawn raids. Hannah Bryan …

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 …

Badger baiting raids: Three men arrested and dogs seized

Three men have been arrested and eight dogs seized after a series of raids in North and West Yorkshire. The joint operation by police and the RSPCA follows an investigation into badger baiting. Raids were carried out simultaneously on Wednesday morning at three houses in Eggborough, North Yorkshire and Knottingley, West Yorkshire. One man from …

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 …