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Seven Kings man set to appear in court this afternoon charged with organising illegal cockfight

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 July 2017

Stock photo of a cock fight (credit: Carsten Ten Brink/Flickr under a Creative Commons License)

Stock photo of a cock fight (credit: Carsten Ten Brink/Flickr under a Creative Commons License)

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A 50-year-old man is due to appear in court this afternoon accused of organising illegal cockerel fights in Seven Kings.

Mohammed Asab is one of six people charged in connection with an RSCPA investigation in to a cockfight held in Water Lane, Seven Kings, in January.

The 50-year-old man, who also lives in Water Lane, is set to appear at Barkingside Magistrates Court this afternoon accused of causing an animal fight involving cockerels, taking part in an animal fight involving cockerels, kept or trained cockerels for use in connection with an animal fight, kept premises for use for an animal fight, and causing unnecessary suffering to a cockerel by failing to provide veterinary care.

Four other men and a 16-year-old teenager who cannot be named are charged with being present at an animal fight involving cockerels, contrary to the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Mohamed Arif, 43, of Fairfield Road, Ilford; Akhtar Hussain, 47, of Greenhill Grove, Manor Park; Mehtab Ahmed, 41, of Celebration Way, London; and Altaf Hussain, 54, of Parkstone Road, Coventry in the West Midlands, will all appear for a second hearing this afternoon.


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