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Mark Giles senior and junior both given 20 weeks custody, suspended for two years, for string of cockfighting offences. Both were given lifetime bans on keeping birds and ordered to do unpaid work. The cockfighting, at Billingshurst in Sussex, was uncovered by an RSPCA investigation.
VIDEO: Footage from the RSPCA shows where the fighting birds, owned by Mark Giles and his son, were found. The pair pleaded guilty to being behind one of the country's biggest cockfighting operations and are due to be sentenced today.
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A father and son given suspended jail sentences & banned from keeping birds for life, after discovery of 500 cockerels bred for fighting.