Fifth charge in badger cruelty probe
Published Monday, 18 June 2012
A fifth man has been charged in connection with badger baiting in Northern Ireland.
Operation Meles targets badger persecution in the UK. (© Getty)
The 21-year-old is to appear at Newtownards Magistrates Court on Monday.
He is charged with animal cruelty offences.
It comes as part of Operation Meles, the national police and USPCA operation aimed at preventing badger persecution across the UK.
The charges are subject to review by the Public Prosecution Service.