TWO LLANDYSUL brothers who were banned from keeping animals after being convicted of cruelty offences have been back before the courts.

David Davies, aged 61, and Evan Meirion Davies, aged 50, of Penffynnon Farm, Bangor Teifi, Llandysul, were both charged at Aberystwyth Justice Centre with having been disqualified from owning animals, keeping animals, or participating in the keeping of animals, broke that disqualification between December 31 last year and January 27.

The two men both denied the charge and were granted unconditional bail to reappear before the court on February 25 for trial.

Both men had pleaded guilty to 13 charges of animal neglect back in February 2019.

They later appealed the Magistrates’ Court sentence banning them from keeping animals for five years.

They also sought to appeal the guilty verdict - despite pleading guilty to the charges earlier in the year. A Swansea crown court judge dismissed that appeal.