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.