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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 June 2006, 17:00 GMT 18:00 UK
Woman tagged for breaking order
A Leicestershire woman who broke an order banning her from owning animals is to be electronically tagged.

Lesley Spencer, 47, from Bridge Street, Shepshed, was banned from keeping animals for 10 years in November 2004.

In October 2005, Spencer pleaded guilty to breaching the order after RSPCA inspectors found two dead and two live rabbits in Spencer's care.

She was sentenced at Loughborough Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Curfew ordered

She was given a curfew order and told to stay indoors between 1900 and 0700 to stop her going out and finding pets.

Spencer had originally been banned from having control and custody of any animal after causing unnecessary suffering to 28 small animals including rabbits, rats and hamsters.

RSPCA Inspector Sarah Williams said: "We are hopeful that this sentence will prevent her from obtaining and keeping more animals.

"The curfew will also make it more difficult for her to travel longer distances to acquire animals as she had been doing."

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