A member of a pet farming gang jailed for his half in a £2.5 million rip-off promoting sick and dying animals to unsuspecting members of the general public has obtained an additional jail time period for a similar offence.
Thomas Stokes, 26, who’s serving a 4 12 months and eight month sentence for his half in promoting greater than 5,000 puppy-farmed canines within the London space, appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court docket for sentencing, having beforehand pleaded responsible to 2 animal welfare offences and one offence underneath the Fraud Act.
Stokes, of Hughenden Street, Excessive Wycombe, was underneath investigation as a part of the unique pet farming conspiracy when he was stopped by police in Excessive Wycombe in his automobile, as a part of a separate inquiry, and three canines have been discovered within the boot.
A subsequent search of his residence uncovered proof Stokes was persevering with to promote puppies.
A decide at Aylesbury Crown Court docket sentenced Stokes to an extra 27 months jail to run consecutively to the sentence he’s already serving. This takes his complete jail sentence for each instances to six years and 11 months.
The decide advised him that he “traded in animal and human distress” and described his offences as “despicable”.