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.