Trio admit badger offence

THREE men have admitted interfering with a badger sett and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog in the Whitwell area.

Chesterfield magistrates heard how a terrier-type dog got facial injuries after entering a sett on November 20th 2011.

Barry Scott, 23, of Norman Crescent, Sunnyfields, Doncaster; Liam Smith, 21, of Denaby Avenue, Conisbrough; and Daniel Davey, 21, of Manor Court, Denaby, appeared on Wednesday.

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They pleaded guilty on the basis that the offences resulted from reckless behaviour rather than deliberate intent.

The trio also denied digging for a badger, attempting to kill, injure or take a badger, attempting to cause an animal fight and unnecessary suffering to three other dogs.

The case was adjourned to 10th October for a trial to be fixed.

They will be sentenced for the admitted offences following the trial.