A 73-year-old north Kent man is facing 18 charges relating to alleged cruel treatment of horses.
William Cook, of Oakview Stud Farm in Lombard Street, Horton Kirby, is appearing at Dartford Magistrates’ Court today (May 22) for allegedly failing to investigate one of the animals’ mouth ulcers, poor body condition and worms among other charges.
He is charged with 13 counts of failure to ensure animal welfare and five of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.
All the charges – which range from May last year to January - relate to horses at Oakview Stud Farm and at The Stables in Mead Road, Edenbridge.
The issues were originally investigated by the RSPCA.
- UPDATE: Trapped passengers rescued from top deck of bus after Bromley crash
- VIDEO: McDonald's worker fired after 'humiliating homeless man by throwing burger on the floor'
- APPEAL: Police looking for man who rubbed his groin on 16-year-old girl's back at Chislehurst bus stop
- CALL IN THE BUM SQUAD: Woolwich drug dealer caught after pooing himself jailed
- Police have 'plan in place' to deal with repeat of Northumberland Heath fight