Sheep beheaded in County Durham: Man admits charges

A man has admitted causing unnecessary cruelty to an animal after a sheep was found beheaded in County Durham.

The animal's carcass was found in a field in Willington in August and its head was discovered in a nearby yard.

The man, 28, also admitted criminal damage and possession of a bladed article. He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced in January.

A woman, 39, denied the three offences. She was remanded ahead of a trial at Durham Crown Court on 6 January.

The pair, who are from Willington and cannot be named, also both admitted three counts of causing cruelty to a person under 16.

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