Coggeshall: Man admits animal cruelty
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 5 July 2022
A man has admitted animal cruelty following an incident involving a fox in the Coggeshall area.
Paul O’Shea, 49, of Mount Bures, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 22 June.
He admitted hunting a wild mammal with dogs – an offence under the Hunting Act 2004 – and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal – an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.