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Neknominate fish drink man admits animal cruelty

19 August 2014 Last updated at 22:26 BST

A 33-year-old man from Herefordshire has walked free from court after being charged with animal cruelty for drinking a 'live fish' cocktail as part of the Neknominate drinking game.

Paul Wooding from Ross-on-Wye poured the fish into a homemade cocktail before drinking it. He was given an 18-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of £500.

The animal charity, the RSPCA, has defended the decision to prosecute him.

Cath Mackie reports.