Group fights badger cull

Macclesfield Express - - DRUGS MENACE - KAREN BRITTON

CAMPA I G N E R S against a badger cull held a meet­ing to gain sup­port.

Mem­bers from Wir­ral and Cheshire Badger Group held a meet­ing at Adling­ton Hall which at­tracted more than 150 peo­ple. Many signed up to sup­port the group and take part in a protest march. They are fight­ing pro­pos­als for the first badger cull in Cheshire af­ter an ‘ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est’ sup­port­ing a cull was sub­mit­ted to Nat­u­ral Eng­land. Some Mac­cles­field farm­ers say shoot­ing bad­gers will help stop the spread of Bovine TB to cat­tle. But the cam­paign group says there is not enough ev­i­dence to prove that Bovine TB is passed from bad­gers to cat­tle.

Pauline Kid­ner from Se­cret World wildlife res­cue in Som­er­set, vet Mark Jones from Born Free Foun­da­tion, wildlife pre­sen­ter Si­mon King and the RSPCA’s David Bowles spoke at the meet­ing.

Jane Cullen, chair­man of Wir­ral and Cheshire Badger Group, said: “The night was a huge suc­cess. Lots of vol­un­teers signed up to pro­tect bad­gers. The cull is un­sci­en­tific, in­hu­mane and un­jus­ti­fied. We ask any­one who feels strongly to write to the MP.”

Email the group on info@wcbg.org.uk. RE­CENT cases from South and East Cheshire mag­is­trates court: ●● GLADSTONE Lester Wil­son, 49, of Mill Lane, Mac­cles­field, was found guilty of breach­ing a non-mo­lesta­tion or­der made by Mac­cles­field Fam­ily Court. He was given a re­strain­ing or­der which also pre­vents him from en­ter­ing Park­gate Road for two years. ●● JACK Fran­cis Walker, 21, of no fixed abode, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted as­sault by beat­ing. He was fined £65 and or­dered to pay £50 com­pen­sa­tion. ●● JONATHAN Owen Kee­ble, 27, of Coronation Street, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted as­sault by beat­ing. He was bailed to at­tend court on May 3 for sen­tence. ●● BRADLEY Reece Dob­son, 20, of Becks Lane, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted crim­i­nal dam­age and as­sault by beat­ing. He was bailed to at­tend court on April 29 for sen­tence. ●● RYAN Michael John­son, 32, of Ke­nil­worth Road, Chea­dle Heath, de­nied pos­ses­sion of a firearm in Mac­cles­field. He was bailed to at­tend court on Au­gust 18 for the trial. ●● KIEREN Stephen Bates, 22, of Eaglais Way, Mac­cles­field, de­nied ha­rass­ment and crim­i­nal dam­age. He was bailed to at­tend court on Oc­to­ber 4 for the trial. ●● ALEXANDER Dou­glas Livesey, 43, of Nurs­ery Lane, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted us­ing threat­en­ing or abu­sive words or be­hav­iour. He was fined and given a re­strain­ing or­der. ●● ROBERT Ray­mond Martin Morten­son, 33, of Swanscoe Av­enue, Bolling­ton, de­nied as­sault­ing a PC, fail­ing to stop and re­sist­ing a PC. He was bailed for the trial on Au­gust 16. ●● AN­THONY Hurst, 44, of Hyde Road, Mot­tram, was found guilty af­ter trial of as­sault by beat­ing in Mac­cles­field. He was given a 16 week prison sen­tence sus­pended for 18 months. ●● JAMIE John Paul Condliffe, 25, of Foun­tain Street, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted as­sault by beat­ing. He was bailed to at­tend court on May 10 for sen­tence. ●● AN­DREW Joseph Mur­ray, 49, of Bux­ton Road, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted driv­ing while un­fit through drugs. He was bailed to at­tend court on Septem­ber for a sen­tence. ●● AN­DREW Steven Percy Tew, 31, of Brook Street, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted theft. He was given a con­di­tional dis­charge for 12 months. ●● BRAN­DON Davies, 19, of Eaglais Way, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted crim­i­nal dam­age. He was fined £40 and given a re­strain­ing or­der ban­ning him from go­ing within 100m of Stafford Walk, Mac­cles­field. ●● JAKE Cot­ter­ill, 25, of May­field Av­enue, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted two charges of as­sault by beat­ing. He was or­dered to do un­paid work for 120 hours. ●● GRA­HAM Shor­rock, 67, of Bux­ton Lane, Marple, was found guilty of as­sault by beat­ing in Mac­cles­field. He was bailed to at­tend court on May 10 for the sen­tence. ●● NI­COLA Dick­in­son, 37, of Black­fri­ars Road, Sal­ford, ad­mit­ted driv­ing through a red light in Mac­cles­field. She was fined £425 and was given three points.

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