Man admits strolling pig with out lead in Norwich (News)


Pig found in street in Norwich

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Norfolk Police

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The one-week-old piglet is being hand-reared by the RSPCA and the person is awaiting an additional court docket look

A person who walked a piglet alongside a busy metropolis avenue and not using a lead has admitted the offence in court docket.

Thomas Murphy-Hankin, 26, was arrested on Prince of Wales Highway, Norwich, on Wednesday.

Officers mentioned they arrived to discover a canine – which bit one in every of them – and the pig, which was unfastened on the street.

At Norwich Magistrates’ Court docket, Mr Murphy-Hankin admitted a public order offence and a cost regarding the stray pig, however denied the canine was his.

Police responded to stories the defendant, of no fastened handle, was shouting abuse at members of the general public at about 10:10 BST.

Officers, who mentioned they had been “misplaced for phrases” on the porker’s presence, charged him with a public order offence and “having a pig untethered and unfastened on a public freeway”, opposite to Part 155 of the Highways Act 1980.

On Thursday, Mr Murphy-Hankin pleaded responsible to each counts, however denied a 3rd cost of proudly owning a dangerously out-of management canine.

He was launched on bail till his subsequent court docket look on 31 August, on situation he doesn’t return to the road.

The RSPCA, which is presently taking care of the feminine piglet, mentioned the animal was “solely every week previous and so would require hand-rearing”.

They mentioned they might not remark additional because of the police investigation.

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Mr Murphy-Hankin was ordered to not return to Prince of Wales Highway as a part of his bail situations


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