A WOMAN who was banned from keeping horses for 15 years for cruelty has had over £3,000 worth of court costs reduced on appeal.
Diane O’Sullivan, 41, of Cartmel Place, Morecambe, was originally told to pay £3,421 to animal charities to cover legal bills and vet’s fees for her two-year-old pony Rocky, who was found close to death at a stables in Morecambe.
But Preston Crown Court cut this payment to £1,500 after hearing that unemployed O’Sullivan was on benefits and had little prospect of paying the full costs within a few years.
But the 15-year ban remains in place.
See The Visitor (16-02-11) for full story.