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A Worcestershire woman has banned for keeping animals for 10 years.

Liza Squires, 38, was found guilty of 2 alternative counts of unnecessary suffering, and 5 counts of neglecting ponies, pigs and chickens.

She was sentenced at Redditch magistrates’ court last week (26 March). She was found not guilty of 3 more charges of neglect.

RSPCA inspectors found 4 dead animals on a site including a pony, sheep, goose and pig. Another pony and sheep were found collapsed and emaciated.

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There was no water on the site and vets decided to remove the remaining animals.

At the 3-day trial, Squires was also given a community order, ordered to pay £10,000 costs and carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

RSPCA inspector, Suzi Smith, said: “I am happy with the sentence after what was a long and complicated case. It is a prime example of people taking on too much and not being able to cope.”