Tenby zoo sentencing

Anna Ryder Richardson's husband Colin MacDougall will be sentenced following pleading guilty to charges relating to health and safety breaches.

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Manor House Wildlife Ltd fined £70,000 over safety breaches

The husband of former TV presenter Anna Ryder-Richardson has been fined £4,000 after pleading guilty to charges relating to health and safety breaches at the couple's West Wales wildlife park.

A judge at Swansea Crown Court also fined Manor House Wildlife Ltd - the company Colin MacDougall owns with his wife - a further £70,000.

The company will also have to pay £37,000 in legal costs.

Ms Ryder Richardson was cleared of two safety breaches following an incident in 2010 in which three-year-old Gruff Davies-Hughes was seriously hurt when a tree branch fell on him and his mother.

Both the prosecution and the defence agreed that the charges were not directly related to the incident in which Gruff and his mother were injured, and that it could not be certain that the accident would not have happened even with a safety system in place.

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