Man accused of stabbing a horse warned he faces maximum penalty if he continues to contest the charge

A judge has warned he will impose the very maximum penalty available on a man accused of stabbing a horse, if he fails to change his attitude and continues to contest the charge.

he defendant, who is aged in his 20s but cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, is charged with damaging the horse which belonged to another person and causing it unnecessary suffering on June 10, 2019.

He is further accused of being in possession of an offensive weapon namely a knife.

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