Cruelty to a Dog

holiday_guides_library_3-008At Brentworth Police Court on Thursday, Charles Thornton (pictured), Pier Hotel, Skegness and tow other Skegness men, were jointly summoned for causing unnecessary suffering to a dog, the property of Sir W Thaitwes, Brentwood Hall, by dispatching it when unfit by rail on December 27th.
Mr Polhill, London, prosecuted and Mr Caswell, barrister, London, defended.
Inspector Lewis RSPCA (Lincoln) proved the case, which was to the effect that the animal was suffering from distemper, and died a few days after arrival.
Thornton was fined £5 and £5 5s costs.

Source: Skegness Mablethorpe and Alford News 2nd March 1921

Note: Charles Thornton was renowned for breeding dogs and supplying them to royalty and the gentry.

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