RSPCA want to speak to men in connection with animal cruelty investigations
DO you know these men?
The RSPCA are keen to speak to them in connection with ongoing investigations into animal cruelty in North East Lincolnshire, after these photographs were found among thousands used to convict a Grimsby trio.
As reported, right, Liam Ardito, 33, of Newbury Avenue, Great Coates, Gary Cannon, 27, of Alfred Bannister Mews, Laceby, and Mark Smith, 53 of Broadway, Grimsby, were each jailed for four months for animal cruelty.
District Judge Daniel Curtis, sitting at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court, heard they had admitted to a total of 30 offences, including “torturing” wild animals, by forcing foxes and a badger to fight dogs to the death.
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They were brought to justice after video footage and thousands of photographs of the offences taking place were discovered on a computer, memory sticks and cameras found in Smith’s home.
However, the team behind the investigation is now keen to speak to the 10 men pictured today, who despite also being captured on film, have yet to be identified – and they are calling for your help.
RSPCA inspector Cliff Harrison said: “We really want to speak to these individuals and would be very grateful if readers of the Grimsby Telegraph were able to help us.”
He added tip-offs from the public were “vital” in tracking down those behind animal cruelty and urged anyone with concerns about the welfare of animals to call the RSPCA.
Can you help?
If you believe you have information about animal cruelty in the area, or you can identify any of the men pictured here, please call the RSPCA’s hotline number on 0300 1234 999.