Thursday, December 21, 2006

Holyhead magistrates - a clarification

The PAC is tonight issuing a clarification with regard to the way today's hearing has been reported by at least one news organisation, which implied Williams and Banks were prosecuted for livebaiting.

Livebaiting is not illegal in England and Wales and the two men were not fined or prosecuted for this.

They were prosecuted for attempting to export fish without the relevant legal documentation, which is an offence.

We ask any media sourcing the story from this blog not to imply otherwise since this is not accurate.