A DATE has been set for the trial of the owner of a Burton wildlife rescue centre accused of 31 charges of animal cruelty.
Lindsay Newell, of Lincoln Road, Stapenhill, denies all the charges which were brought against her by the RSPCA following a series of raids in November last year.
The 27-year-old had previously been charged with 30 offences but a 31st was put to her by the RSPCA prosecutor at a hearing at Burton Magistrates Court today.
That alleged Newell had caused unnecessary suffering to a protected animal – namely a Canada Goose – between November 1 and November 29, 2012 in Newhall.
Again she pleaded not guilty to that charge.
Among the other 30 charges that Newell denies are allegations of causing unnecessary suffering to a range of animals from a turkey and a pony to a pig known as Babe, and an adult ram.
The case was adjourned for her trial to take place in the week commencing Monday, January 13 at 10am at Burton Magistrates Court. The trial is expected to last a week.
Newell answers unconditional bail until that date.