SUPPORTERS of the racing dog protection group Greyhound Action are planning to demonstrate outside a court tomorrow.

The campaign group has timed its action to coincide with the appearance at Durham Magistrates' Court of David Smith, who is accused of depositing non-specific waste without a licence.

The allegation brought in a private prosecution by the Environment Agency relates to the burying of dogs on land at Mr Smith's home in Northdene Terrace, Seaham, County Durham.

The case follows media revelations last July that Mr Smith had legally used a bolt gun to destroy hundreds of redundant greyhounds.

A spokesman for the group said last night that the demonstration was planned to draw attention to the deaths of dogs and to call on the public not to attend or bet on greyhound racing.