17:39 Tuesday 14 January 2014

Animal cruelty trial is put back to April

Written bySARAH BOULD

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THE trial of an animal rescue centre owner has been adjourned until April after a district judge decided more time was needed in order for a fair trial to take place.

Lindsay Newell, 27, was due to begin a five-day trial at Burton Magistrates’ Court on Monday, after denying causing unnecessary suffering to animals at the Burton Wildlife Centre.

The case was adjourned until yesterday because the defence were not prepared.

District Judge David Taylor had demanded answers from Henry Spooner defending. However Mr Spooner told the judge yesterday that 24 hours was not enough time as witnesses, including a vet needed to be called.

The case has now been set to take place from April 22 at Stafford Magistrates’ Court.

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