19 Dec 2013

Man sent to jail for breaching home detention

11:36 am on 19 December 2013

A former Taranaki farm worker who broke the tails of more than 200 cows has been sentenced to prison for six months after breaching his home detention conditions.

Saul Beaumont, 23, pleaded guilty in September to 46 charges of ill-treating animals and was sentenced to four months home detention.

Beaumont breached the conditions of his home detention by buying and consuming alcohol.

He was remanded in custody last month awaiting resentencing.

In the Hamilton District Court on Thursday, Judge Peter Spiller sentenced Beaumont to prison for four months, and also added two months for two separate breaches.