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Cockfighting duo prosecuted, but escape jail

Cockrels filmed during RSPCA investigation Photo:

A father and son - Mark Giles Senior and Mark Giles Junior from Sussex - have been given a suspended jail sentence and banned from keeping birds for life, after 500 cockerels - bred and trained for fighting - were discovered on the family's farms in Sussex.

The convictions came as a result of a two year investigation by the RSPCA who said the pair were "obsessed with cockfighting". Andy Dickenson's report contains some scenes of cockfighting that some viewers might find upsetting.