Badger baiting conviction overturned

Friday 28th February 2020 10:34 am
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Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court ()

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ONE of four people convicted of badger baiting at a trial last year has won an appeal.

Jamie Rush, of Brecon, was found guilty in October of attempting to kill or take badgers in Pembrokeshire.

He was jailed for 22 weeks after a trial at Cardiff Crown Court when animal welfare charity the RSCPA launched a prosecution following an undercover investigation by the BBC Wales Investigates programme that aired in March 2018.

Mr Rush, who is 27, successfully appealed his conviction at a hearing at Merthyr Crown Court.

At last year’s trial Cyle Jones, 31, from Brecon, Christians Latcham, 32, from Porth in the Rhondda and Thomas Young, 26, from Newbridge, Gwent were all found guilty.

Latcham was given 26 weeks in custody and Jones jailed for 22 weeks and Young’s 20 weeks in custody was suspended for 12 months and he was placed on a 12 week curfew.