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Animal Cruelty Sentencing

A couple from Minehead are sentenced after admitting to 9 counts of animal cruelty.

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Couple disqualified from keeping animals

56 dogs were being kept in a 4 bedroom house in Minehead Credit: RSPCA

A couple who kept 69 animals in their semi detached house in Somerset have been disqualified from keeping animals for eight years and a conditional discharge.

James and Nicola Hood pleaded guilty to 9 charges of cruelty and neglect under the animal welfare act.

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