Craven farmer admits having emaciated animals in his care
Date of alert:
Friday, 24 March 2023
North Yorkshire Police
A FARMER who faced a catalogue of animal welfare and animal by-product transportation charges is being sentenced in April.
Hayden Fortune, 47 of Pyethornes Farm, Wigglesworth, admitted 12 of the charges and a further 13 charges were withdrawn when pleas were entered on March 17. The defendant was not in court.
The case was adjourned to York Magistrates' Court on April 17 for the defendant to appear and a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
Fortune was told an application would consider his disqualification from keeping animals and that sentencing may still be adjourned to crown court.