Two North Norfolk residents were found guilty in cases relating to keeping and breeding animals, including a dangerous wild animal

Posted on 21st June 2023 | News Category: eastlaw Prosecutions

Eastlaw has provided legal advice to North Norfolk District Council which has taken two individuals to Norwich Magistrates’ Court regarding concerns over wild animals, resulting in fines.

A Corpusty resident was found guilty, in absence, at a previous hearing and was sentenced on Wednesday 14 June for two offences. The first offence was for illegally keeping a female F1 Savannah cat, which is classified as a dangerous wild animal under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, without a licence on land in Corpusty and the second for keeping and selling animals as pets without a licence. The Corpusty resident received fines, including costs and Victim Impact Charge totalling £15,605.

In Aldborough a second North Norfolk resident was found guilty at an earlier hearing and was also sentenced on Wednesday, 1 March, for two offences. The first offence was for selling animals as pets without a licence and the second for obstructing or delaying officers during an inspection. The Aldborough resident received fines, including costs and Victim Impact Charge totalling £16,485.