Press Release Issued By
Northumberland County Council
 Trading Standards

 

 

 

STATEMENT FROM NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL

Northumberland County Council Trading Standards Department have welcomed fines totally over 2,500 given to a father and son for committing a number of offences under the Animal Health Act 1981.

Mick King, County Trading Standards Officer said: "These were very serious offences and we are pleased that the Magistrates have recognised this. We hope that it will act as a warning to others and we will continue to be vigilant in bringing such cases to court. If anyone has any information on any similar offences throughout Northumberland we would like to hear about them."

Mr Brian Anderson and Mr David Anderson were both charged with a number of offences for failing to dispose of sheep carcases in the proper manner and were each found guilty of the following three offences: Failing to dispose of animal by-products at Greymare Hill Farm, Kiln Pit Hill Northumberland. Failing to dispose of animal by-products at South Farm, Newlands, Northumberland. Allowing the access of live animals to animal by-products at South Farm, Newlands, Northumberland.

Hexham Magistrates Court fined Mr Brian Anderson 1,350 (450 for each charge) and Mr David Anderson 1,200 (400 for each charge), Mr Brian Anderson receiving higher fines because of previous convictions for the same offences. Prosecutions costs awarded against both Mr Brian Anderson and Mr David Anderson at 200 each.

For further information, please contact Mick King, County Trading Standards Officer, Northumberland County Council on telephone 01670 534600.