Barbaric deer killer jailed

A COLD blooded yob who bludgeoned a helpless deer to death has been jailed. James Faulds, 19, battered the fallow deer at Belleisle’s Pets Corner in March this year. The 12-year-old female, named Sandra by adoring staff, was found dead by animal carer Carol McColm. She said: “I can only describe her as a sweet [...]

Trio spared jail over cock-fight ‘experiment’

THREE young men were spared jail after admitting organising a cock fight and causing unnecessary cruelty to animals. The men – two from Darlington and one from Bishop Auckland – were seen pitting two cockerels against each other in a County Durham field. Thomas Mounsey, 18, and 19-year-olds Walter David Welch and James Sheldon Welch, [...]