Man to face trial accused of causing unnecessary suffering to snake
- Credit: Peter Walsh, Archant Norfolk
A man is to stand trial accused of causing unnecessary suffering to a snake.
Ricky McWee, 27, has denied one charge of causing unnecessary suffering to a Reticulated Python, a protected animal, at a flat in Cabbell Road, Cromer, between December 24 last year and February 6 this year.
McWee, of Princess Court, Holt, has also pleaded not guilty to a count of failing to ensure the welfare of a Burmese Python at Cromer between the same dates, in that he did not ensure adequate veterinary care for breathing problems was provided.
He has also denied a third charge of failing to ensure the welfare of two Burmese Pythons and two Reticulated Pythons at Cromer between the same dates in that the animals were not provided with a suitable environment that was hygienic and provided adequate heat.
The defendant, who is represented by Simon Nicholls, appeared at Norwich Magistrates' Court on Friday (August 27) for a case management hearing.
A trial has been fixed for November 25.
- 1 Spectacle of light with 'Norfolk's biggest ever firework display' announced
- 2 Man dies in hospital after fight near Norfolk pub
- 3 Rare Airbus Beluga XL spotted over Norfolk
- 4 Petrol stations close nationally as HGV driver crisis worsens
- 5 Huge seaside home with indoor pool for sale for £600,000
- 6 Main road reopens more than six hours after 'serious' crash
- 7 Some queues - but business largely as usual at Norfolk's petrol stations
- 8 Man struck repeatedly on head with motorcylcle helmet in Norfolk attack
- 9 Harley-Davidson motorcyclist dies in A134 crash
- 10 'Untouchable': People tell how Norwich killer left them in fear of their safety