WHEN COCKERELS (OR THEIR OWNERS) GO BAD
Just when you thought peace had broken out in Selkirk, Scots Law News‘ favourite cockerel, Charlie (see Nos 595 and 704), is back on our pages again as his owner, Ozzie Williamson, has been charged with breaching a court order.
Mr Williamson had been given four weeks to put up a lightproof shed to house Charlie and curb Charlie’s over-enthusiastic morning greeting. During this district court hearing the Justice of the Peace, Andrew Bramhall had warned Mr Williamson that To breach an order to allow the cockerels out within [the proscribed] times would be the subject of criminal proceedings. It would then become a police matter.” (see http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/Curfew-is-imposed-on-Charlie.3509993.jp )
Mr Williamson has allegedly failed to build the shed and the police have been involved. A report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal. For a full report see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/7188881.stm (date 15 January 2008). The report also tells us that Charlie is 4 years old.