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Judge to deliver verdict on animal rescue centre boss

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 12, 2014

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A JUDGE will return his verdict today in the case of a Burton woman accused of causing unnecessary suffering to animals.

Lindsay Newell, 27, of Lincoln Road, runs the Burton Wildlife and Animal Rescue in Etwall.

The charges were brought against her following a raid by the RSPCA in November 2012.

She is accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a number of animals such as ponies, goats, birds and a pig called Babe by not giving them sufficient food and failing to seek veterinary help for the animals in question.

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The case was heard over five days at Stafford Magistrates’ Court by District Judge David Taylor.

He will return his verdict at Burton Magistrates’ Court today.

A number of vets gave evidence during the case on behalf of the RSPCA.

Newell, a trained veterinary nurse, also took to the stand for a day and a half.

She said the animals always had enough food and were thin because they had worms, or were thin when they were taken to the centre.

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