Men committed for dog torture trial

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Two men have been committed for trial accused of animal cruelty by burning a family’s dog to death.

With uniformed police officers standing in the courtroom and outside Lisburn Courthouse on Thursday April 3, solicitors for Jamie Downey and Andrew Richard Stewart, both 22, told the Magistrates’ Court they had received papers relating to a Preliminary Enquiry and confirmed the pair were aware of the charge against them.

Downey, from Chestnut Hall Avenue and Stewart, from Wellington Parks, both in Moira, are accused of causing unnecessary suffering to Cody the collie dog on 26 August 2012.


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