A WOMAN has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after four dead animals were found on a site in Upton Warren.

Liza Squires, 38, was banned from keeping animals for 10 years at Redditch Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday, March 26).

She was found guilty after a three day trial of two alternative counts of unnecessary suffering and five counts of neglecting ponies, pigs, and chickens.

She was also found not guilty of three more charges of neglect.

The offences took place in April last year when an RSPCA inspector was called by a concerned member of the public.

Inspectors found four dead animals on site including a pony, sheep, goose and pig. Another pony and sheep were found collapsed and emaciated.

There was no water on site so this was provided for the remaining animals, a vet was then called and it was decided the other animals should be removed.

Squires, from Bromsgrove, was given a ban on keeping all animals for 10 years which cannot be appealed for six years.

She was also given a two-year community order, ordered to pay £10,000 costs and must carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

RSPCA inspector Suzi Smith said: ‘I'm happy with the sentence after what was a long and complicated case. It is a prime example of people taking on too much and not being able to cope."