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Pictured: CCTV screen grab showing the moment 52 year old Martin Maguire, attacked and killed a seagull at Hollyhead Railway Station in north Wales, UK. <br />
Re: A man who stamped a seagull to death in Holyhead train station has been convicted under the Animal Cruelty Act.<br />
Martin Maguire, 52, and of no fixed address, was found guilty of intentionally killing a wild bird at Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court on 4 February, following the shocking and brutal incident last year.<br />
The court heard that at around 5:30am on 7 August, Maguire followed a seagull who was walking down a platform and purposely trapped it into a corner by some poster boards.<br />
CCTV shows Maguire then kicking and stamping down on the head of the seagull several times before walking away, killing it in the process.<br />
A member of station staff was starting their shift soon after and found the dead seagull with a broken neck and snapped wing.<br />
After an investigation by BTP officers, Maguire was arrested after being spotted at Holyhead station in November.<br />
At court he was fined £180, and ordered to pay a surcharge of £30 to fund victim services, plus £200 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.<br />
Investigating Officer PC Harry Thompson said: “This was a mindless and violent attack on an innocent animal, who suffered a painful, unnecessary and cruel death at the hands of Maguire.<br />
“It was also incredibly distressing for the member of staff who found the dead seagull, and then had to watch Maguire’s attack in full on CCTV.<br />
“I am pleased we were able to bring him before the courts as violence against anyone, including animals, will not be tolerated.”
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Pictured: CCTV screen grab showing the moment 52 year old Martin Maguire, attacked and killed a seagull at Hollyhead Railway Station in north Wales, UK.
Re: A man who stamped a seagull to death in Holyhead train station has been convicted under the Animal Cruelty Act.
Martin Maguire, 52, and of no fixed address, was found guilty of intentionally killing a wild bird at Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court on 4 February, following the shocking and brutal incident last year.
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