Prosecutions: Courtney Layton and Ian Tait both from Stockton-on-Tees

Prosecutions: Courtney Layton, 19, of Samuel Street, Stockton and boyfriend Ian Tait, 45, of Dover Road, Stockton – accused of failing to meet the needs of horses.

Courtney Layton and Ian Tait
Courtney Layton and Ian Tait

Layton and Tait were both at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 7/8/18.

Layton is charged with causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal – a black gelding and a black stallion – by failing to address the causes of poor bodily condition and weight loss. She is also accused of failing to meet the needs of a black gelding called Blaze and a black stallion called Little Man.

Layton and Tait, of Dover Road, Stockton, are both charged with failing to meet the needs of a piebald pony called Dinky and a piebald horse called Harley.

The charges were brought by the RSPCA.

The case was adjourned until August 21, Tait and Layton were granted unconditional bail.

No formal pleas have been entered.

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