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updated 19/10/01
Jennifer Williams

FOLLOWING THE front page story in last week's issue, OUR DOGS has been contacted by Welsh Terrier breeder Jennifer Williams of Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, who wishes to point out some inaccurate statements in the report.

Ms Williams did not appear in open court, contrary to the impression given in the initial report. The matter was dealt with as part of a pre-trial review, involving the prosecution, defence and a District Judge.

The judge accepted Ms Williams' plea of guilty to the charge of "Not giving due care and attention to seven animals" contrary to the 1911 Protection of Animals Act.

OUR DOGS is happy to clear any confusion which may have been caused as a result of the original report given, which indicated a more severe charge.