07:30 Wednesday 18 September 2013

BREAKING - Rescue centre owner appears in court

Written byROB SMYTH

Lindsay Newell and dead owl Lindsay Newell and dead owl

THE owner of an animal rescue centre in Burton facing 30 charges of animal cruelty has appeared in court.

Lindsay Newell, of Lincoln Road, Stapenhill, appeared at Newcastle Under Lyme Magistrates’ Court yesterday to answer several allegations in connection with the Animal Welfare Act.

She was placed on unconditional bail following a short hearing and was ordered to appear before magistrates in Burton on October 2.

The 26-year-old faces a long list of alleged offences including causing unnecessary suffering to a range of animals from a turkey and a pony to a Canada goose and an adult ram.

The charges were brought against Miss Newell by the RSPCA following a series of raids in November last year after serious concerns were raised with regard to several animals in her care at the time.

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