A DARLINGTON man has admitted to breeding dogs without a licence.

Edwin Grange Welch, of Honeypot Lane caravan site, appeared at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

The 26-year-old admitted one offence of breeding dogs and advertising a business selling dogs without a licence.

He pleaded guilty to the charge, which dates from between November 22, 2019 and April 28, 2021, and was given a 12-month conditional charge.

He was told to pay costs of £150 and a further £21, which will go towards funding victim services.

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