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Ex-JSPCA chief appears in Royal Court

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THE former head of the JSPCA, who stands charged with 19 offences, has appeared in the Royal Court.

Magistrates Court. Former Chief Executive of the JSPCA Stephen Coleman leaving court after being charged in connection with Animal Shelter case Picture: ROB CURRIE. (26367362)

Stephen John Coleman (61), who is originally from Gloucestershire but now lives in St Lawrence, is accused of 15 counts of fraud, two of forgery and two of uttering forged documents.

He first appeared in the Magistrate’s Court in August.

On Friday morning, his Advocate Lucy Marks, asked for extra time to consider the evidence that had been disclosed to her by the Crown.

She added that she had been served with over 20 lever-arch files by the prosecution and asked for an adjournment of two weeks to allow her to enter pleas on his behalf.

He is now due to appear in court again on 29 November.

Jack Maguire

By Jack Maguire
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