Llanrwst, Conwy, North Wales: Dylan Edwards

#TheList Dylan Marcus Edwards, born 04/02/1967, of Plas Helyg, Llanrwst LL26 0ES – bludgeoned a tame feral cat to death at hotel

Cat killer Dylan Marcus Edwards of Llanrwst, North Wales
Cat killer Dylan Edwards pictured outside court

Edwards pleaded guilty to the charge of causing a cat unnecessary suffering.

The case followed the killing of a cat in the kitchen of the Royal Oak Hotel in Betws y Coed – which prompted widespread anger among the local community and on social media.

The court heard how the animal was beaten to death with a piece of wood on December 2., 2016.

Edwards, who had served as a Head Chef and Catering Manager at the hotel, was dismissed by management before court proceedings.

RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis said: “To bludgeon a cat to death in this way is a heinous crime, and it is no surprise there was such widespread condemnation to this act across North Wales.

“With no body or witnesses to the incident, this was a complex investigation, but RSPCA Cymru worked hard to ensure legal ramifications were faced for this despicable action.

“The poor cat was chased, caught and beaten, in what must have been a terrifying experience, causing unimaginable pain. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for such cruelty.”

Sentencing: 18-week prison sentence, suspended for two years; 250 hours of unpaid work; £750 in costs. Disqualified from owning any animal for four years.


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