A MAN has been ordered to pay £10,000 in compensation for leaving three dogs in a hot car without water.

Mark Agyeman-Anane has been ordered to pay a total of £10,000 by Brighton magistrates after being caught causing unnecessary suffering to the dogs in Portslade on August 10, 2020.

The dogs were called Prince, Dior and Caramel.

The 27-year-old denied the offences but was found guilty at Brighton Magistrates Court.

Court documents state he caused unnecessary by leaving the dogs in a hot car for two hours without access to water and failed to regularly check on the dogs' welfare.

Agyeman-Anane, of Grove Road, Hastings, was given a community order.

As part of a rehabilitation activity requirement, he must attend appointments, or participate in any activity as required by the responsible officer up to a maximum of five days, by July 7 next year.

Agyeman-Anane must also carry out unpaid work for 120 hours within the next twelve months. This work will be supervised by the responsible officer.

He was disqualified for having custody of a dog for a period of five years.

He was found not guilty of a charge of possessing, or having custody of a fighting dog on the same date in Portslade under section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, namely a Pit Bull terrier called Caramel. Court documents say the charge was dismissed.

He must pay the £10,000 compensation by August 5.

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