Animal cruelty

Horrific pictures show suffering of exotic species kept by unlicensed Preston animal trader

These were the grisly scenes that met police and animal welfare inspectors at a Tarleton farm and a home in Hesketh Bank.

Bradley Tomes, 24, of Moss Lane, Hesketh Bamk, has been banned for five years from keeping or trading animals, and also got 20 weeks in jail, suspended for 12 months, and 120 hours unpaid work.

Tomes admitted 13 offences of failing to meet the needs of 16 animals and 26 birds by failing to provide them with a suitable environment
Tomes admitted 13 offences of failing to meet the needs of 16 animals and 26 birds by failing to provide them with a suitable environment
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He also admitted in one case failing to provide suitable nutrition
He also admitted in one case failing to provide suitable nutrition
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