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Public Protection Prosecution

Published: 11/09/2014

On Friday 5 September Mrs Lynda Payne of the Old Smithy, Brynford, Holywell, Flintshire appeared before Mold Magistrates charged with three offences in connection with the keeping of livestock on land at Waen y Brodlas, Brynford. Mrs Payne was found guilty by magistrates of all three charges that had been brought by Flintshire County Council’s Public Protection Service with regard to breaches of animal health and welfare and disease control legislation. Mrs Payne was found guilty and was sentenced to a £300 fine for failure to dispose of animal by-products, £150 fine for failure to produce when requested records of all cattle held on her holding, and a further £150 for failure to produce records for sheep kept at the Brynford holding. A sum of £50 was added as a victim’s surcharge while costs of £1000 were awarded to the county council. Councillor Kevin Jones, Cabinet Member for Waste Strategy, Public Protection and Leisure said: “The Flintshire farming industry and community is a significant part of our county and our local economy and the protection of livestock and livelihoods are high priorities for both the council and for Welsh Government. Anyone keeping livestock needs to ensure that they are meeting high standards of animal health and welfare and ensuring the prevention of disease.”