Mablethorpe man pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charges

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A Mablethorpe man has pleaded not guilty to six animal cruelty charges after allegedly throwing a dog over a fence.

Anton John Powell, 45, of Kent Avenue, is accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal in March this year when he allegedly threw the male terrier dog over a fence in Mablethorpe.

Powell faces separate charges of failing to seek or provide veterinary care for two dogs, in breach of the Animal Welfare Act 2006. He also faces additional charges of keeping or training nine dogs for use in connection with an animal fight and also causing an animal fight on February 8 this year.

Powell pleaded not guilty to all six charges at Boston Magistrates’ Court on October 15, and his case has been adjourned until November 18 to allow a full case management hearing to take place.