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Three men fined after admitting interfering with badget sett on Boxing Day in Yorkshire

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Three men fined after admitting interfering with badget sett on Boxing Day in Yorkshire

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Monday, 9 May 2022

North Yorkshire Police

Three men have been fined after admitting to interfering with a badger sett in Yorkshire.

Jamie Lee Davies, 33, Nathaniel James Holmes, 29, and Brandon Reece Abbott, 28, all admitted the offence at Scarborough Magistrates Court on May 6.

The men were spotted on Boxing Day 2019 with five dogs and spades in private woodland near Church Fenton in North Yorkshire.

A member of public was suspicious of their actions and called the landowner and police.

When the landowner arrived, he discovered three spades left in a pool of water and a black terrier dog with serious injuries, sitting close to a known active badger sett.

As the trio tried to leave the area, they were stopped by an officer from North Yorkshire Police. The officer seized the four dogs, which were taken to police kennels, while the black terrier was taken to a vet.

He was found to have injuries to his jaw and teeth which were consistent to being caused by a badger. He was also covered in dried, caked mud. The dog was treated by a local vet and has since been rehomed.


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