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Greyhound live baiters back before the court

A HOST of people charged over the greyhound live baiting scandal which rocked the industry to its core have had their matters mentioned in court.

Deborah Anne Arnold, 51, Reginald James Kay, 73, Matthew Kenneth Lewis, 25, Ashleigh Marie Priggins, 18, Jennifer May Louise Viles, 48, and Cyril Lewis Wilson, 63, were not present when their matters were heard on Wednesday in Ipswich Magistrates Court.

Julie Elizabeth Edmondson, 64, also had her matter mentioned in Ipswich District Court where it was adjourned until March 16.

All seven were among a host of greyhound identities charged last year following the airing of sickening and graphic footage of live baiting at various training facilities in the Lockyer Valley region.

The infamous footage aired on ABC's Four Corners sent shockwaves across the nation and led to the government establishing a police taskforce to investigate the practice.

Ms Arnold has been charged with seven counts of serious animal cruelty while Mr Wilson was charged with five serious animal cruelty offences.

Ms Arnold's legal representative told the court she had applied to inspect and copy documents Racing Queensland holds after a successful subpoena application.

Magistrate Andrew Cridland granted the application and adjourned Ms Arnold's and Mr Wilson's matters until March 9

Mr Kay, an industry heavyweight, has been charged with two counts of serious animal cruelty.

He has also been charged with unlawful possession of restricted drugs and restriction on keeping or using taken protected animal.

His matter was adjourned until May 25.

Mr Lewis was charged with three counts of serious animal cruelty and one count of knowingly causing a captive animal to be killed or injured by dogs.

Ms Priggins is facing two serious animal cruelty charges and Ms Viles is facing three serious animal cruelty charges.

She is also facing an additional charge of using social media to intimidate and harass a witness.

Mr Lewis, Ms Priggins and Ms Viles were all arrested on December 1, 2015 following a review of undercover camera footage.

All three had their matters adjourned to a future date.

Topics:  editors picks, greyhound, greyhound racing industry, ipswich district court, live baiting



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