Terrington St Clement man admits five charges of cruelty to horses

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910144054
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A Terrington St Clement man will be sentenced next month after he admitted five counts of cruelty to horses.

James Taylor, 59, of the Hay Green travellers’ site in the village, pleaded guilty to the charges against him when he appeared before magistrates in Lynn this morning.

He admitted three counts of causing unnecessary suffering, connected to four mares.

The charges related to his failure to investigate and address the causes of their poor body condition and weight loss.

He also admitted two charges of failing to ensure the animals’ welfare through inappropriate hoof care, a failure to seek veterinary treatment for a lice infestation and not providing a proper water supply.

All of the offences were committed at a farm in Ferry Lane, Oxborough between January 25 and March 25 this year.

The case was adjourned for a sentencing hearing on January 13.