Cruelty case is adjourned

A WOMAN charged with cruelty to animals has had her case adjourned for a third time.

The case of 48-year-old Julie Birch, of North Marine Road, was listed to be heard at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

However the case was adjourned until August 26 at the request of the defence.

Birch has previously pleaded not guilty to neglecting her duty as a person responsible for an animal to ensure welfare.

The charge relates to three Border Collie type dogs.

Although present at court Birch did not sit in the hearing, and the request for an adjournment was made by her solicitor Franklyn Garvey.

She is next due to appear before the court on August 26.