William Chrystal and Leighton Shiers
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Pair tried to kill badgers in sett near Holywell

Two men who attempted to injure and kill badgers from a sett in Flintshire have avoided a prison sentence.

Leighton Shiers, 19, and William Chrystal, 24, of Liverpool, pleaded guilty earlier this month.

They were arrested after being discovered by police at a field in Trelawnyd, near Holywell, last April.

Shiers and Chrystal were ordered to complete 160 hours of unpaid work and pay £300 costs each at Flintshire Magistrates' court on Tuesday.

Matthew Richards reports.

  • 13 Jan 2015