A 27-YEAR-OLD man has been found guilty of animal cruelty and of keeping a fighting dog.

Mark Agyeman-Anane left three dogs – Prince, Dior and Caramel – in a hot car in Portslade for two hours without access to water on August 10, 2020 and failed to regularly check on their welfare, contrary to sections 4(1) and 32(1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Agyeman-Anane, of Grove Road, Hastings, was also found guilty of keeping Caramel, a Pit Bull terrier, contrary to section 1(3) and 7 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, at Portslade on August 10, 2020.

He was convicted by Brighton magistrates on April 19 on three charges of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal and one charge of possessing/having custody of a fighting dog.

He had pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The 27-year-old was remanded on unconditional bail and will be sentenced by the court on May 19.

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