Prestatyn man posed with bloodied dogs he used for badger baiting
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Wales - North Wales Police
A MAN from Prestatyn who was photographed showing off his severely injured dogs after he used them to illegally bait badgers has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Disturbing images and footage of the dogs, who had significant untreated facial and jaw injuries, were discovered on Philip Stevens’ mobile phone after alleged activities relating to wildlife crime were investigated by the charity Naturewatch Foundation.
Despite attempting to conceal his identity on social media by editing photographs with emojis to hide his face, Stevens was traced, and a warrant carried out at his address on January 26 this year by the RSPCA and North Wales Police.