Trial date for deer case

Two men will appear before magistrates in May on joint charges relating to the illegal killing of a deer.

A TRIAL date has been set for two men charged with the illegal killing of a deer.

David Gratton of Shirwell and Guiseppe Rossi of Woolsery will appear before North Devon Magistrates on Friday, May 11.

Gratton, represented by Tony Dart, pleaded guilty to removing a carcass of a deer from land without the consent of the owner, and taking a deer during the prescribed close season. He pleaded not guilty to intentionally killing a deer without consent of the land owner.

Rossi, represented by Jeremy Ferguson, pleased not guilty to all three charges, which relate to the killing of a deer on the Arlington Estate in October last year.

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Both defendants were released on unconditional bail.

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