Charges in badger baiting inquiry
30 January 2007 - BBC News
Police investigating alleged badger baiting in Northumberland have charged five men and a teenager.
Several houses in the Tyneside and Northumberland areas
were raided following a joint initiative between Northumbria Police and
The six people, from Cramlington and Wallsend, are
charged with conspiracy to hunt wild mammals with dogs between February
2005 and March 2006.
They will face South East Northumberland magistrates in February.
Those charged are: Alan Walton, 51, Brian James Cole,
30, and Lee Lawton, 37, all of Avebury Place, Cramlington; Sean Dilger,
26, from Alderley Way, Cramlington; Wayne Lannen, 23, from Coniston
Road, Wallsend; and a 17-year-old youth from the Cramlington area.