Article from the South Wales Argus (13th December 2020)
Caerphilly man found guilty of hunting and killing badger
A MAN is facing a prison sentence after he was convicted after a trial of hunting and killing a badger.
Dewi James Price, 39, of Commercial Street, New Tredegar, Caerphilly, was also found guilty of offences against red kites.
He had denied the charges during a trial at Newport Magistrates’ Court.
[Photo of red kite by Gareth Scanlon]
Price was found guilty of killing a badger in the Builth Wells area of Powys on February 18, 2018.
The defendant was also convicted of taking a red kite in Gelligaer, Caerphilly, on May 19, 2019.
He was also found guilty of intentionally or recklessly disturbing a red kite while it was in, on or near a nest containing eggs or young and of intentionally or recklessly disturbing the dependent young of a red kite.
Price’s case sentence was adjourned and is due to take place at Newport Crown Court on December 23.
He was granted conditional bail.
UPDATE 7 January 2021: Sentencing delay for man convicted of offences against badger and red kites (here)
UPDATE 13 February 2022: Badger killer and red kite chick thief avoids prison (here)